New Details Emerge in Kouri Richins Case
Allegations and Evidence
New allegations and evidence have emerged in the case of Kouri Richins, the woman accused of poisoning her husband with fentanyl and writing a children’s book about coping with grief. The prosecution now claims that Richins made “incriminating” searches on her phone regarding lethal doses of fentanyl and other related topics, including life insurance payments and police investigations. Additionally, the prosecution alleges that Richins withdrew money from bank accounts without her husband’s knowledge and attempted to change a life insurance policy to make herself the sole beneficiary. Furthermore, investigators claim to have found a series of illicit fentanyl purchases in the months prior to Eric Richins’ death.
The prosecution also accuses Kouri of attempting to poison her husband on several occasions, and suggests that some of Eric’s financial documents may have been forged. Eric Richins was found dead in their Kamas, Utah home in March 2022, and the coroner reported that he was on about five times the lethal dose of fentanyl at the time of his death.
Kouri Richins faces charges of criminal homicide, aggravated murder, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Her lawyers contend that there is “no substantial evidence to support the charges” and are arguing for her release pending trial. A hearing will be held on Monday, during which the judges will decide whether to keep the accused in custody or release her on bail.
Background and Book Publication
About a year after her husband’s death, Kouri Richins published a children’s book titled “You are with me?” about the process of coping with grief after losing a loved one. The circumstances surrounding Eric Richins’ death and the subsequent accusations against his wife have shocked the small mountain town of Kamas, Utah. Richins and her husband had been married for nine years before his death.
Despite the magnitude of the legal charges against her, Kouri Richins has not yet entered a plea.