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Shannon Richardson's letters from jail

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Shannon Richardson, the woman at the center of the ricin letter scare, tells her side of the story in a jailhouse letter.

KTBS 3 has obtained copies of the letter Richardson wrote from her cell where she accuses her now estranged husband of abuse.  

In the 16-page letter, Richardson 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.

"On May 20, 2013 I saw a flash drive of his. I plugged it into his computer (it was right there in the living room) and pulled up horrible threatening letters I found on there." - excerpt from Shannon Richardson's letter.

A pre-trial hearing for Richardson is scheduled for early October.

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