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Youngsters’s e-book writer and Utah mum-of-3 has been charged with homicide after poisoning her husband, resulting in his demise, utilizing an ‘illicit’ dose of fentanyl.

The as soon as beloved writer and mum-of-3 allegedly spiked her husband’s drink within the couple’s dwelling close to Park Metropolis, Utah, on March 4, 2022, earlier than calling emergency companies, saying he was ‘chilly to the contact’.

Kouri Richins charged with homicide, after poisoning her husband

Kouri admitted that she made her husband an alcoholic drink that day to rejoice the sale of a house as a part of her enterprise, then went to examine on her three youngsters and fell asleep in considered one of their beds. As soon as she woke and went to the couple’s bed room, she mentioned she discovered her husband unresponsive.

Based on the Related Press, Kouri’s husband Eric Richins was discovered by the medical expert to have 5 occasions the deadly quantity of fentanyl in his system on the time of his demise.

“One or two drugs could be unintended. Twenty — or 5 occasions the deadly dose — will not be unintended. That’s somebody who desires Eric lifeless,” Summit County Chief Prosecutor Patricia Cassell instructed CBS Information. 

It was alleged Kouri obtained the fentanyl opioid from her housekeeper, however it’s unclear if it was the deadly dose that killed her husband.

Unusual exercise earlier than and after Eric Richins’ demise

This wasn’t the one uncommon factor about this case. Earlier than Eric’s demise, it was mentioned that there have been not less than 4 secret life insurance coverage insurance policies in his identify totalling virtually US$2 million, stolen cash from Eric’s accounts and even the hiring of a personal investigator to dig right into a case of spiked drink poisoning, which had resulted in demise.

Eric himself had suspected Kouri Richins was attempting to poison him a number of occasions. He had warned his household mere months earlier than his demise that she was accountable if something occurred to him, in accordance with affidavits obtained from the Summit County Sheriff’s Workplace.

A drink she had given him on a vacation in Greece and a sandwich made for him by Kouri on Valentine’s Day each had made him fairly ailing, making him suspect Kouri was attempting to kill him. He had consulted each a divorce lawyer and an property planning lawyer earlier than his demise, putting his property within the management of his sister, Katie Richins-Benson.

Kouri’s ongoing cash troubles

Kouri allegedly owed greater than US$1 million on the time of her husband’s passing. Solely days after his demise, Kouri allegedly had a locksmith drill into her husband’s protected, which contained over US$125,000 in money, in accordance with courtroom paperwork. When requested by Eric’s sister, Katie, to depart the protected alone, it was alleged Kouri punched her within the face and neck. It was then that Kouri was knowledgeable that Eric had created a dwelling belief.

Kouri and Katie had been in a prolonged authorized battle over the belief and property since Eric’s demise. Katie even employed a personal investigator to surveil Kouri and dig into the main points of her brother’s demise.

A yr after her husband’s demise, Kouri wrote a e-book for kids about dealing with grief, titled ‘Are You With Me?‘ and devoted it to “my superb husband and fantastic father”. Kouri mentioned she wrote it after she noticed how her youngsters struggled with their father’s demise. She closely promoted it on TV stations within the US, together with main networks, earlier than being convicted of her husband’s demise. The 41-page youngsters’s e-book is now not accessible for buy.

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Hector Antonio Guzman German

Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.

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