The Canadian woman arrested on suspicion of sending a ricin-laced letter to the White House had a backup plan to assassinate President Trump if the poison attempt failed, according to court documents.
Pascale Veronique Ferrier has been charged with threatening to kill the president. The Justice Department says Ferrier’s efforts were attempts to get Trump out of the 2020 presidential race.
Ferrier was arrested Sunday and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. She wrote that she had a “better recipe for another poison, or I might use my gun when I’ll be able to come,” the court documents state.
Ferrier previously mailed similar envelopes to workers at a Texan prison facility, at which she was held in 2019 following an arrest for an unlicensed firearm, according to The New York Times.