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Florida Woman Sentenced in Sandy Hook Parent Threat Case



    Woman Who Threatened Sandy Hook Parent to Change Plea

    A Florida woman who allegedly made threats toward the parent of a victim from the 2012 shooting will plead guilty. (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)

    A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to threatening a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut school, which she believed was a hoax.

    A federal judge sentenced 57-year-old Lucy Richards on Wednesday to five months in prison, followed by five months of home detention. She pleaded guilty to interstate transmission of a threat to injure.

    Richards failed to appear at a previous guilty plea hearing, was arrested in April and has been jailed since. She is charged with threatening Lenny Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner, who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

    Prosecutors say Richards sent the messages after viewing conspiracy theory websites.