Wrote book about mourning her husband, now stands accused of his murder

An American author, Kouri Richins, was arrested in Utah accused of killing her husband Eric, the same to whom she had dedicated the children’s book “Are you with me” in which she spoke of mourning after the death of man. The news was reported by CBS.

The story of the woman

The woman is accused of poisoning her husband with a lethal dose of fentanyl at their home in Kamas, a small mountain town near Park City. According to CBS reports, in March 2022 Richins called authorities in the middle of the night reporting that her husband was “cold to the touch”. The mother of three told officers she made her husband a vodka-based cocktail to celebrate the sale of a house and then went to soothe one of their children to sleep. When she came back-she told her-she found her husband she was unresponsive and called 911.

The accusations

The woman was arrested after the coroner found fentanyl in the man’s body in quantities five times the lethal dosage. In addition to the murder charge, Richins will also have to answer for possession of Ghb, the so-called “rape drug”. Investigators also found conversations in which the woman asked a person first for some painkillers and then for fentanyl. Also, Eric allegedly told a friend “that he thought his wife was trying to poison him.” Richins’ attorney, Skye Lazaro, declined to comment on the allegations.

The book

The allegations against the woman came two months after the presentation of the book “Are you with me” on a local TV in which Richins said he wrote the text to help children cope with the death of a loved one. In the paragraph entitled “Good Things Utah” the woman called her husband’s death “unexpected” and spoke of how mourning made her life and that of her children “wavering”.