A yr after the sudden dying of her husband, an actual property agent in Utah has been charged together with his homicide.
Kouri Richins, 33, is charged with murdering her husband, Eric, by fentanyl poisoning at their house outdoors of Park Metropolis, the New York Instances reported. She’s additionally been charged with three counts of possession of a managed substance with intent to distribute.
Early final March, the married couple celebrated the closing of a home sale by Richins, in line with courtroom paperwork. She allegedly made her husband a cocktail. Hours later, she was awoken by one in all her youngsters, she informed investigators, and returned to mattress to search out her husband chilly to the contact and known as 911.
Eric was pronounced lifeless on the scene after lifesaving measures failed, in line with courtroom paperwork.
Richins informed investigators her cellphone remained plugged in when she went to test on her son. Investigators, nonetheless, decided the cellphone was used a number of occasions between her test and her name. There have been additionally allegedly textual content messages despatched to an acquaintance, which have been subsequently deleted.
At one level, Richins allegedly texted the acquaintance to ask for fentanyl. The particular person bought her 15 to 30 drugs for $900, in line with courtroom paperwork.
If Richins is discovered responsible, the brazenness of her actions will draw some scrutiny. Two months in the past, she wrote a kids’s e-book designed to assist her three sons course of their grief. She’s even promoted it on native tv.
Previous to Eric’s dying, he grew to become in poor health following a Valentine’s Day dinner. He allegedly informed mates that he believed his spouse was attempting to poison him.
A detention listening to is about for Friday.
Richins was an actual property agent for a corporation she based in April 2019, in line with KJZZ. In November, a pair sued her for fraud on account of vital points found in a house Richins bought to them in 2020.
— Holden Walter-Warner