Julia Poff, a 46 year old woman from Texas, has been charged with sending explosives to Governor Greg Abbot, Barack Obama, and Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin on October 12, 2016.
Of the three packages that were mailed, only Abbot attempted to open his. Abbot failed to open the package as intended, narrowly avoiding a dangerous situation. Had the package been opened correctly, court documents say, “it could’ve caused severe burns and death.”
According to KHOU, she was upset with Gov. Abbott for not receiving Social Security support from her ex-husband.
Federal investigators were able to identify Julia Poff by matching cat hairs stuck to the address label of the box sent to Barack Obama to her cat and by using pieces of the shipping labels.