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Kouri Richins Speaks From Jail: 'This Means War'

Accused of killing husband, she calls herself an 'innocent mom'

(Newser) - The Utah mom who wrote a children's book about dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, only to then be arrested for allegedly killing her husband by spiking his drink with fentanyl, has issued her first set of public comments on the case. Kouri Richins recorded her thoughts...

Prosecutors: Kouri Richins Had Already Tried to Kill Husband

Utah woman is charged with attempted murder over alleged February 2022 incident

(Newser) - A Utah woman who authorities say fatally poisoned her husband in 2022, then published a children's book about grief, now faces another attempted murder charge for allegedly drugging him weeks earlier on Valentine's Day. Kouri Richins, 33, is accused of killing her husband with a lethal dose of...

Cops: Alleged Husband Killer May Have Learned From Mom

Kouri Richins's mother, Lisa Darden, also had a partner die from overdose, writes detective

(Newser) - Accused of altering a life insurance policy before murdering her husband with a dose of fentanyl bought from a housekeeper , then selling a book about grief , Kouri Richins may not have acted alone, according to police. In a recently unsealed search warrant affidavit, a detective describes a long-ago incident involving...

Strange Case of Mom Accused in Husband's Death Gets Stranger

Kouri Richins accused of witness tampering, but she says letter is actually part of fictional novel

(Newser) - The Utah mother accused of fatally poisoning her husband, then writing a children's book about sons grieving their father's death , has taken another turn. Earlier this month, the state accused Kouri Richins of witness tampering, citing a handwritten six-page note to her mother that was allegedly found hidden...

Mom Held in Spouse's Murder Told Cops: 'I Just Want This Over'

Utah woman accused of poisoning husband wrote letter to authorities about her finances, marriage

(Newser) - A mom who wrote a children's book about dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, penned after her own husband died, is now accused of killing him and she'll be sitting in jail for the duration of her trial. Kouri Richins, 33, was denied bail during a...

Murder Suspect's Search History Is Revealed

'(W)hat is a lethal dose of fentanyl,' wondered Kouri Richins, accused of poisoning husband

(Newser) - A Utah woman accused of killing her husband had some dicey searches in her internet history, prosecutors say. CNN and Law & Crime round up some newly revealed examples in the case of Kouri Richins, a 33-year-old mother of three accused of deliberately lacing husband Eric Richins' cocktail with a...

Wife in Poisoned Husband Case Drilled Into His Safe After He Died: Authorities

Kouri Richins also took out $2M in life insurance policies on him

(Newser) - The Utah mother of three accused of fatally poisoning her husband with fentanyl in his cocktail took out nearly $2 million in life insurance policies on him between 2015 and 2017 without his knowledge, according to newly amended court documents. The documents also allege that in 2020, Eric Richins discovered...

A Day After Husband's Death, She Was Found 'Celebrating'

Utah's Kouri Richins allegedly gave a lethal dose of fentanyl to husband Eric

(Newser) - A woman who wrote a book to help children deal with the grief of losing a loved one has been charged with killing the father of her three children on the last of several alleged attempts to poison him over years. Kouri Richins, 33, told police she found husband Eric...

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