Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Obama & Governor Greg Abbott Explosives
A Texas woman was charged in a Texas district court this week on six counts, including transportation of explosives with the intent to kill and injure, after mailing explosives to politicians.
Julia Poff, 46, allegedly mailed explosive devices to former President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Calvin last October, according to court documents and reported by local CBS News affiliate KHOU.
Abbott opened the package, according to the court filing, but the device did not explode because he opened it not as intended. If he had opened it correctly, according to the documents, he could have been severely burned or killed.