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Archive: Richard Shenkman / Standoff In South Windsor

  • Hostage Crisis Ends

    Woman Held For Most Of Day By Ex-husband; He Leaves Burning House Early Today

  • Couple Involved In Rocky Divorce

    Couple Involved In Rocky Divorce

    Obsession over a protracted and emotional divorce may have been behind advertising executive Richard J. Shenkman's threats Tuesday to blow up the South Windsor home where authorities say he held his ex-wife hostage for much of Tuesday. "He is capable of anything," said an associate, who spoke often...

  • 'I Truly Don't Know Why He Didn't Kill Me' -- Nancy Tyler

    When a shaken and distraught Nancy Tyler finally escaped from the South Windsor house where her ex-husband had held her hostage for 13 hours Tuesday, she bore a visible mark of the terror she endured. In addition to numerous small marks, there was an impression from the barrel of a handgun that...

  • Suspect Released From Hospital

    Richard Shenkman, facing multiple charges for allegedly kidnapping his former wife and holding her hostage at their South Windsor home, has been released by Hartford Hospital to the custody of the state Department of Correction. He is being held, with bail set at $2.5 million, on 11 charges, including...

  • South Windsor Woman Talks About Hostage Ordeal

    A South Windsor woman allegedly held hostage by her estranged husband for 12 hours told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that she had two choices during her ordeal: die by gun or risk death while trying to escape. Nancy Tyler, 57, was allegedly kidnapped by her husband, Richard Shenkman on...

  • NEW LONDON: Shenkman's Bail Revoked

    A judge ordered bonds posted by kidnapping and arson suspect Richard Shenkman to be revoked in a hearing Tuesday. Prosecutor Michael Regan had sought the order. Judge Susan B. Handy granted Regan's request, which according to the motion filed in the court clerk's office was made because Shenkman...

  • South Windsor Police Officers Honored For Bravery, Leadership

    Officer Mark Cleverdon was new to the police force in September 2008 when he responded alone to a violent, bloody scene. As Cleverdon pulled up at 174 Krawski Drive, he saw a young man in the front yard hit an older woman on the head with a baseball bat. The nearly naked man, later identified as...