Fort Lauderdale Woman Accused Of Threatening Father Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Pleads Guilty

Fort Lauderdale resident Lucy Richards 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.

Lucy Richards

A federal judge sentenced 57-year-old Richards on Wednesday to 5 months in prison, followed by 5 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.

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