Utah widow who wrote book on grief threw party after allegedly murdering spouse

Kouri Richins, who has been accused of her husband’s murder, reportedly held a celebration the day after his death. According to an affidavit from the Salt Lake Tribune That day, after receiving this, she “invited her friends to a big party” at her home in Kamas, Utah.

According to the outlet, the mother-of-three allegedly poisoned her husband Eric Richins in 2022. Officials with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said they arrived at the residence at 3 a.m. on March 4 and found 39-year-old Eric Richins on the bedroom floor — where he was pronounced dead.

Kouri Richins claimed to have found him motionless in the middle of the night and said they celebrated the closing of a house the day before. She told investigators she turned her husband into a Moscow mule, while a toxicology report found a lethal dose of fentanyl caused his death.

“The day after Eric died, Kouri locked the house alone,” the affidavit read by the Tribune reads and other outlets. “Later she invited her friends to a big party at her house, where she drank and partied.”

She was charged Monday with one count of first-degree first-degree murder and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute it. Meanwhile, investigators have uncovered previous assassination attempts on Eric Richins.

Richins, seen last month, is accused of poisoning her husband with fentanyl.
Richins, seen last month, is accused of poisoning her husband with fentanyl.

Years ago, the document indicated that Eric Richins was “seriously ill” while on holiday in Greece after his wife made him something to drink. He reportedly called his sister and said he believed Kouri Richins tried to kill him.

On Valentine’s Day 2022, he ” developed a rash and couldn’t breathe” after eating a Kouri Richins sandwich, according to the Tribune’s affidavit. He had to use his son’s EpiPen and took Benadryl before “passing out for several hours.” Additionally, prior to his death, Eric Richins significantly changed his will in favor of his sister rather than his wife.

“He was seeking a divorce and wanted his children taken care of,” the search warrant affidavit said.

A family spokesman and attorney recently indicated that Eric Richin also has suspicions about his wife’s alleged infidelity.

“He had had concerns before, and he also had reason to believe that she was in a relationship and that it would continue through their marriage…apparently personally,” attorney Greg Skordas said said Fox News Digital.

Investigators have since confiscated Kouri Richins’ phone and retrieved messages to a person identified as “CL” in February 2022 about the purchase of “some Michael Jackson stuff.”

Kouri Richins then wrote a children’s book about grief called Are You With Me?, which was removed from Amazon and Google Books on Wednesday and previously billed itself as a “heartwarming and soothing book that gently guides children through the difficult experience of losing a loved one.” leads”.

A month later, she was arrested — and remains incarcerated in the Summit County Jail. Her next court hearing is scheduled for May 19.

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