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Nathan Richardson speaks out on GMA

Nathan Richardson speaks out on GMA

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A detention hearing scheduled for Shannon Richardson has been postponed until Thursday, June 20th.
    
Richardson was arrested last week on charges of sending threatening communication to the President, and her husband is now speaking out to ABC's Good Morning America.
    
While the Richardson's home on Maple street is still blocked off, neighbor Bob Nehrkorn says activity in the Twin Oaks Subdivision is much calmer now.  
 
"Maybe it will clear things up and we'll get back to normal," said Nehrkorn.

That's exactly what Nathan Richardson has been hoping for, as he sat down for an exclusive interview with Good Morning America's Legal Analyst Dan Abrams.

Last May, Richardson's wife Shannon contacted FBI agents alleging that she had found ingredients to make ricin in the couple's home.

But it backed fired and she was the one arrested.

Now Nathan is speaking out.

"When you first heard that your wife had implicated you, what'd you think?" asked Abrams.

"I had theories, she wanted to get her face out there and destroy me," replied Nathan Richardson.

For several days, FBI agents camped out at the Richardson's home gathering evidence.

The investigation started when three letters, laced with a deadly poison, were sent against gun control supporters including President Obama.

Nathan told GMA he didn't know anything like that was going on.

"Nothing that comes to mind. If I had seen something, I would've blown the whistle a long time ago," said Richardson.

While some residents are still concerned to see FBI and environmental services still in the neighborhood, others say they feel safe.  

"I don't think she produced a very viral strain of ricin that would be dangerous to anybody," explained Nehrkorn.

Shannon Ricardson's attorney Tonda Curry issued this statement to ABC.
    
"I have seen no evidence to even suggest that my client desired to hurt the president or any of the other individuals involved.  She is incarcerated for the first time in her life. Her primary concern remains her children and the trauma they are experiencing."

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