The Double Life of Kouri D Richins: A Book of Comfort or a Cover-Up for Murder?
- Posted on May 10, 2023
- By Stiti pragnya padhy
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In a shocking turn of events, a Utah woman, who authored a children’s book to help them recover from the loss of loved ones, is now being accused of murdering her husband.
Kouri D Richins, who wrote the book "Are You With Me?" along with her sons, described on Amazon that the book intends to "create peace and comfort for children who have lost a loved one". It also said that the book provides comfort to grieving children by making them feel that even though their loved one 'is not present, their presence always exist and they walk through life with you as if they were here'. Ironically, this book, which is no longer available on Amazon, is dedicated to her spouse who she described as 'my amazing husband and a wonderful father'.
The Murder Mystery
Richins, who wrote the book to help children cope with grief after her husband, Eric Richins, died last year, is now being accused of poisoning her husband. NBC News reported that she drugged her husband with a dose that was five times the lethal dose of fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid drug that is mostly used as a painkiller. The court documents stated, “(Kouri) said she awoke around 3 a.m. and came back to her and Eric’s bedroom. She felt Eric, and he was cold to the touch. That is when the defendant called 911”.
The documents also revealed that Richins had asked an acquaintance for “something stronger and asked for ‘some of the Michael Jackson stuff,’”, who in return sold her 15 to 30 fentanyl pills for $900. Later, on March 4, Eric Richins died near Salt Lake City in Utah. Strangely enough, the documents showed that“Eric believed that he had been poisoned. Eric told a friend that he thought his wife was trying to poison him,” The accused was taken into custody on the charges of aggravated murder and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on Monday.
In an interview with KTVX, while talking about her husband’s death Kouri said, "It took us all by shock. My kids and I kind of wrote this book on the different emotions and grieving processes that we experienced last year, hoping that it can kind of help other kids deal with this and find happiness some way or another".
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