Kouri Richins Wiki – Kouri Richins Biography
Kouri Richins, the grieving Utah author facing charges for allegedly killing her husband with a fentanyl-laced Moscow mule, has been charged with witness tampering after officials found a handwritten letter in her cell that conveyed instructions on where his family was supposed to say that his spouse obtained the drugs that killed him, prosecutors said. The writer, who allegedly killed Eric Richins, 39, last year, ordered her mother, Lisa Darden, to have Ronald Darden, Kouri’s brother, falsely testify that Eric received drugs and pills from Mexico, reported Fox 13 Now. Officers found the letter inside Richins’ cell, where she is being held on charges of first-degree aggravated murder and second-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to the outlet.
The search was conducted after the 33-year-old woman suffered a seizure when she was given the wrong medication at the Summit County Jail, the Daily Mail reported. A source told the outlet that it was the sixth time Richins received the wrong medication. In the six-page handwritten letter, she told her mother to instruct her brother to repeat: “Eric told [name redacted] that he obtained painkillers and fentanyl from Mexico from workers at the Ranch. “[Name redacted] can rephrase [the narrative] however he needs, but it’s very brief, not much,” she reportedly added. Richins warned her mother that she only talk to Ronald about the matter in person because she believes Lisa’s house and phone were tapped. She also instructed Lisa to get someone named “Lotto” to contact her.
Kouri Richins is 33 years old.
Accused of poisoning her husband with a fentanyl-laced
Tell him to never text me about us doing things together! Like church, skiing, traveling! Nothing that unites us doesn’t look good,” Richins wrote, according to the Daily Mail. “We are so close to the end let’s move on. Have the conversation with Ronney before he meets with Skye,” he wrote, referring to attorney Skye Lozaro. “Then tell him to tell Skye at the meeting about the conversation. Hang on, we’re almost there. “I love you to the moon,” she would have added. Prosecutors have alleged that in a video conference Richins held with her mother last week, she showed a letter for Lisa to read silently, Fox 13 reported. “It is imperative” that Richins not have contact with his mother or her brother because of the new letter, which constitutes witness tampering, prosecutors said in a motion filed Friday. But Richins’ attorney filed a motion accusing the state of violating its gag order by presenting the letter, which allegedly taints the potential jury, Fox 13 added.
Richins wrote a tear-jerking book about grief, “Are You With Me?”, a year after he allegedly killed Eric with the drink that included vodka and ginger beer and, in this case, fentanyl. Her husband suspected she was having an extramarital affair, said the family’s attorney, Greg Skordas. Eric had previously told a friend that he believed his wife was trying to poison him after he became ill following a Valentine’s Day dinner the month before his death. She died one day before Kouri closed a $2 million deal to buy a 22,000-square-foot home, a deal she had allegedly refused to pay for. Kouri is suing Eric’s estate, claiming that she deserves the money and physical assets outlined in her prenuptial agreement. She is seeking half of the equity in the couple’s home, which is estimated to be worth “at least $1.9 million,” according to the civil lawsuit filed June 9. The legal title to the house, which the couple bought for $400,000 in 2012, was in Eric’s name, but mortgage payments were made from their joint account, according to the lawsuit. Summit County prosecutors recently said in a recent filing that they will not seek the death penalty in the case. They said they made the decision after “careful consultation” with Eric’s sisters and father.