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Shannon Richardson will remain in custody

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A federal judge has ordered an East Texas woman accused of sending poisoned-laced letters to President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to a leader of the mayor's gun-control group to remain in custody throughout her trial.
    
Authorities say Shannon tried to set up her husband for sending the letters.

She's now speaking out in letters she wrote behind bars accusing her husband of abuse.  

"Not guilty." Those were the words Shannon Richardson uttered as U.S. Marshals escorted her back to jail.

"I didn't do this, I would not put my children in danger," said Richardson.
    
U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven has ordered Richardson to remain behind bars on grounds that she might flee the area.
    
In court Wednesday, the judge stated Richardson had no ties to East Texas and her children were in another state.
 
Shannon's Attorney, Tonda Curry, says her client maintains that she is innocent and did not have anything to do with making ricin.  
       
Richardson was charged with two counts of mailing a threatening communication and one count of making a threat against the President.
    
She's being held at the Bowie County Correctional Center in Texarkana.   

Richardson has been in jail since June.

KTBS 3 News recently obtained letters that Shannon wrote behind bars alleging that her estranged husband had abused her.
    
In the 16-page letter she documents stories of physical, mental, and sexual abuse stating, "Nathan has tortured me and my children and threatened our lives numerous times. He put our unborn child at risk many times as well."

She also wrote in detail her side of what happened with the letters to the President.     
    
Richardson gave birth in July.

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