Archive: Richard Shenkman / Standoff In South Windsor

July 8, 2009

Hostage Crisis Ends

A tense standoff with police ended early today when Richard Shenkman emerged from his burning house on Tumblebrook Drive, hours after his wife escaped from the home where she had been held hostage since Tuesday morning.

July 8, 2009

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.

July 9, 2009


'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.

July 10, 2009

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.

July 21, 2009


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.

July 22, 2009

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.

August 11, 2009


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.

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