Florida woman accused of threatening Sandy Hook parent: 'Death is coming to you real soon'

Lucy Richards to appear in federal court in Fort Lauderdale

By Associated Press, Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida woman accused of threatening the parent of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting because she thought it was a hoax is due in court.

Court records show a hearing is set Monday morning for Lucy Richards, 57, in Fort Lauderdale federal court.

Richards was arrested Dec. 7 in Tampa on four felony counts of transmitting threats to Lenny Pozner, father of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who died in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Richards case is being prosecuted in Fort Lauderdale.

According to a federal indictment, Richards threatened Pozner, saying, among other things, that "death is coming to you real soon."

Others linked to the Sandy Hook massacre have reported harassment by conspiracy theorists who argue the event was staged to erode support for Second Amendment gun rights.

Court records do not list an attorney for Richards. One will likely be appointed Monday.

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