Utah mom and author accused of husband’s murder fought with him over buying $2M mansion the night he died after drinking laced cocktail she prepared
Children’s book author Kouri Richins fought with husband who she’s accused of murdering over buying $2M mansion
Kouri Richins, 33, was hellbent on buying the 23,000-square-foot unfinished estate home in Heber City, Utah for $2 million
Her husband Eric Richins, 39, felt it was too expensive and refused to pay $2 million for it
Kouri Richins claims they were celebrating buying the home on the day he died last year
The widow closed her $2 million deal to buy the estate on March 5, 2022, the day after her husband died
She told the friend who introduced her to Eric when she was working at Home Depot a decade back, that he died of a brain aneurysm
It’s been determined that that he died from a massive overdose of fentanyl, administered through a cocktail she served him as their three boys slept upstairs
Eric Richins’ family told investigators that he planned to tell his wife they were not buying the mansion on the same day she was also told she was being cut out of his will
She’s been in court fighting her in-laws over Eric’s $3.6 million estate, but is now charged with first-degree aggravated murder and multiple counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
Author and mom-of-three Kouri Richins, 33, was hellbent on buying the 23,000-square-foot unfinished home in Heber City, Utah, but husband Eric Richins refused to pay $2 million for it. She has been accused of murdering Eric in the period
The Utah woman who penned a book about grief after allegedly poisoning her husband was having a fight with him over buying a multi-million dollar estate. Incidentally, she closed on the same property day after he died, according to newly revealed search warrants.
Accused murderer Kouri Richins, 33, was hellbent on buying the 23,000-square-foot unfinished estate home in Heber City, which she was hired to help sell. Her husband Eric Richins felt it was too expensive and refused to pay $2 million for it, according to docs obtained by KPCW.
The 8 bedroom, 12 bath mansion sits on 8.75 acres north of state Route 113 in east Midway at 106 North Legacy Way in Heber. construction on the property which also has a detached 3,000 square foot guest house, began in 2017 and is yet to be completed.
Eric and Kouri were allegedly fighting over the $2 million mansion [photo], on the night he died. He was opposed to the purchase. She had to to have the landmark property
Kouri Richins claims they were celebrating buying the home in March last year when her husband died. She told the friend who introduced her to Eric when she was working at Home Depot a decade back, that he died of a brain aneurysm last year
The cause of death has been determined to be a massive dose of deadly fentanyl she allegedly administered while their three kids slept upstairs.
Her late husband’s family told investigators that Eric Richins he planned to tell his wife they were not buying the mansion on the same day she was also told she was being cut out of Eric’s will, the warrants said.
Kouri Richins closed on the $2 million estate on March 5, 2022, a the day after her husband died. She’s been charged with first-degree aggravated murder and three counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
Kouri Darden Richins is accused of killing her husband by serving him a fentanyl-laced Moscow Mule on March3, 2022, after she had tried changing his life insurance policy to make herself a beneficiary, according to the records.
The 33-year-old Mormon who shares three little boys with her husband, allegedly tried to name herself the beneficiary of her husband Eric’s $3.6 million life insurance policy, instead of his sister, shortly before his death.
The hijacked was spotted after the insurance firm alerted the policy holder to the change. He had time to reverse the attempted fraud. Eric Richins ultimately removed his wife from the will altogether, but never told her, KUTV reported.
Eric Richins [left] was allegedly fighting with wife Kouri [right] over the $2 million mansion on the night he died. He had earlier removed her entirely from his will
Eric’s family members allegedly told his wife had a history of violence, and in the past made attempts to poison him, so much so he had warned them “if anything happened to him she was to blame.”
Tensions have since flared between Richins and her husband’s family.
Kouri Richins allegedly assaulted her sister-in-law during a party she hosted just one day after her husband’s death “where she was drinking and celebrating,” according to reports. Both sides, for the past months, have been in court over the deceased’s multi-million estate.
According to the latest revelation from the arrest warrant, Kouri Richins closed her $2 million deal to buy the estate which caused the row with her husband, on March 5, 2022, the day after he died.
A civil complaint states that on that same day Eric Richins’ sisters also went to the couple’s current home, in Kamas just outside Park City, and “began threatening and verbally accosting Kouri,”
The estate had a detached 3,000 sq ft guest house. Locals reportedly, deemed the unfinished mansion an eyesore and called for it to be torn down.
“After Kouri insisted that the sister leave, the sister asserted that Kouri did not own the Family Home and that she would ensure Kouri was kicked out of the Family Home,” her attorneys alleged in the document.
The unfinished mansion that she bought also had a 3,000-square-foot guest house.
The author bought it from a young widow who ditched plans to move there after her own husband died, according to TownLift.
The house is reportedly, under contract for $3.75 million. However some locals said the long-unfinished mansion “is cursed,” as other buyers have died.
The author allegedly bought the house from a young widow who had previously planned to move there before her own husband died, according to reports.
“That place is cursed,” one person wrote on an Instagram post about the property’s tangled history.
After buying it for $2 million, Kouri Richins put it back on the market just two weeks later, trying to more than double her money by flipping it for nearly $5 million. The KPCW report said the property is currently under contract for $3.75 million.
Kouri Richins, [photo], has been charged for her husband’s murder after promoting her book about ‘coping with grief after losing a loved one,’ on local TV. That book incidentally is dedicated to the memory of her husband. She is due in court on May 19
Kouri Richins was arrested two months after she appeared on TV to promote her children’s book, “Are You With Me?,” about trying to help her kids through the grief of losing their dad.
Prosecutors allege she served her husband a Moscow Mule laced with roughly five times the lethal dose of fentanyl.
According to a probable cause statement, Kouri obtained illicit drugs three times prior to the death of her husband.
In an alleged previous attempt – on Valentine’s Day of 2022 – three days after Kouri allegedly procured fentanyl, Eric “became very ill” and “told a friend that he thought his wife was trying to poison him,” court documents read.
Kouri Richins wrote “Are You With Me?” about helping her three kids deal with the loss of their dad which she has been promoting in recent times. The book is available on Amazon at $14.99
She claimed she’d gone to sleep in one of their kids’ rooms and woke to find her husband dead.
Police later unearthed Richins’ alleged connection to an accused drug dealer who admitted selling her fentanyl pills.
The accused killer allegedly went back for stronger ones, asking for “some of the Michael Jackson stuff,” the warrant states.
The widow is charged with first-degree aggravated murder and multiple counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, records show.
She is due in court on May 19.
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