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Julia Poff, a woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016. Poff was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label bearing her address. (Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety/Houston Chronicle via AP)

A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders.

Court documents filed in district court in Houston last week show Julia Poff was indicted earlier this month on six counts for allegedly mailing the bombs in October 2016, including mailing injurious articles and transporting explosives with the intent to kill and injure.

Abbott opened the package but the device didn't explode, according to the indictment, obtained by CBS affiliate KHOU. Had it detonated, it could have caused "severe burns and death," the indictment says.

The package sent to Obama was intercepted in screening.  

An obliterated shipping label on the package sent to Abbott led investigators to Poff's address in Sealy, and a cat hair found under the shipping label of the package sent to Obama matched one of Poff's cats, the indictment says.

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