Truther sentenced to 5 months in prison for threatening Sandy Hook father
By Brian Seay
Lucy Richards pleaded guilty to sending an email to the slain boy’s father, writing “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH.” (Photo: Broward Sheriff’s Office)
A Florida woman who pleaded guilty to sending a death threat to the father of a child slain in the Sandy Hook shooting apologized Wednesday before a judge sentenced her to five months in federal prison.
Lucy Richards, 57, acknowledged that the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six staff members was not a hoax, something she’d previously claimed, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
“I don’t know where my head and my heart were that day when I made the calls but they were not in the right place,” said Richards.
According to court records, Richards called Lenny Pozner, the father of 6-year-old Noah, one of the children killed at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
She’s accused of leaving three threatening voicemails for Pozner. “You gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” she said in one message.
In an email, she wrote, “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH.”
She was indicted on four counts of transmitting threats through interstate communications pleading guilty to one.
“Your words were cruel and insensitive,” Judge James Cohn said to Richards in court Wednesday. “Your words…have consequences.