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Woman Charged With Sending Threats To Sandy Hook Parent To Plead Guilty

A Florida woman who believed the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and sent death threats to a parent of one of the victims is expected to plead guilty.
A Florida woman who believed the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and sent death threats to a parent of one of the victims is expected to plead guilty. Photo Credit: File

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Florida woman charged with sending death threats to the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting is expected to plead guilty, according to Newsweek.

Lucy Richards, 57, was arrested in December and charged with four counts of transmitting threats in interstate commerce. Officials said she made a series of threats last January to Len Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was killed in the 2012 shooting.

Richards is reportedly disabled, and believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.

Related story: Disabled woman charged with threatening Sandy Hook parent blames hoax

Richards was supposed to plead guilty to the charges back in April, but she did not show up for court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was eventually arrested and turned over to the FBI, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Newsweek reported that her public defender filed papers on Wednesday indicating that she intends to plead to sending the threats.

Click here to read the Newsweek story.

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