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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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.