Kouri Richins, a resident of Kamas, Utah, was taken into custody on Monday and has been accused of fatally poisoning her husband, Eric Richins, with fentanyl.
She called authorities in March 2022 after she discovered her husband “cold to the touch” and unresponsive. She told police she had earlier made a vodka drink for him to celebrate the sale of their house, and then went to put one of their children to sleep. She returned to find her husband dead, she added.
Upon conducting an autopsy, the medical examiner found five times the lethal dose of fentanyl in Eric’s system. Besides the murder charge, Kouri Richins is also being charged with possessing GHB, a narcolepsy medication that is commonly used recreationally.
Just two months prior to these charges, Kouri Richins appeared on local TV to promote her picture book “Are You With Me?” which was aimed at helping children cope with grief after the loss of a loved one.
In an interview with “Good Things Utah,” she had talked about her husband’s sudden demise and how it had affected her and her three children.
She had said that grieving for children meant “keeping the loved one’s spirit alive in the home.”
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