A lady charged with killing her husband with a poisoned Moscow mule gave a chilling interview selling her kids's e book a month earlier than she was arrested for his homicide

  • Kouri Richins, a Utah mom of three, has been charged with the homicide of her husband.
  • A month earlier than her arrest, she appeared on native media to advertise her kids’s e book about loss.
  • Kouri stated she wrote the story to assist her kids grieve after her husband “unexpectedly” died.

Simply days earlier than she was charged with the homicide of her husband, a Utah mom of three appeared on native media in a haunting interview to advertise her kids’s e book about grief and loss.

Kouri Richins appeared indifferent throughout the April 6 interview with KTVX’s Good Issues Utah, which aired practically a month earlier than her arrest, describing her motivation for writing the self-published storybook “Are You With Me?”.

“So my husband handed away unexpectedly final 12 months — so March 4 was a one-year anniversary for us — and he was 39, it utterly took us all by shock,” Richins informed the hosts, referring to her sons — ages 10, 9, and 6. “My children and I type of wrote this e book on the totally different feelings and grieving processes that we have skilled final 12 months, and hoping that it could possibly type of assist different children cope with this and type of discover happiness some a way or one other.”

Richins was arrested on Monday on suspicion of fatally poisoning her husband, Eric Richins, CBS-affiliated TV station KUTV reported.

Investigators alleged in court docket paperwork that on the evening of Eric Richins’ demise in 2022, Kouri Richins served her husband a Moscow mule spiked with “roughly 5 instances the deadly dosage” of fentanyl, resulting in his demise. She has been charged with felony aggravated homicide and three felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a managed substance.

Richins printed the kids’s e book on March 7, 2023, simply over a 12 months after her husband’s demise, shortly drawing reward from readers who known as the story “touching and uplifting” and celebrated the writer’s “authenticity and relatability,” in accordance with on-line critiques. 

“I simply watched the battle that my children had been going by way of,” Richins stated throughout the Good Issues Utah phase, including that she seemed throughout for a e book to assist her kids sleep. “Nights are the toughest, it looks like, for everyone while you’re coping with something, however I simply wished some story to learn to my children at evening, and I simply couldn’t discover something. I could not discover something that actually suited them or helped them discover consolation and peace.”

Attorneys for Richins didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s requests for remark.