JUST IN: Woman who threatened Sandy Hook parent in Broward jail


A 57-year-old woman accused of sending death threats to the father of a 6-year-old boy killed along with 25 others in Newtown, Conn., is being held in the Broward County Jail after a federal court appearance Wednesday.

Lucy Richards of Brandon was scheduled to plead guilty March 29 to transmitting threats in Fort Lauderdale and was expected to be sentenced to house arrest and no jail time. But Richards informed her court-appointed attorney the morning of the hearing that she did not plan to attend.

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A judge revoked her $25,000 bond and issued an arrest warrant for Richards, who was taken into custody April 3 at Brandon Regional Hospital. Richards remained in the Pinellas County Jail until she was transferred Tuesday to the Broward County Jail.

Richards will remain jailed until a new court date has been set in her case.

Richards is accused of sending multiple death threats to Lenny Pozner, a former Palm Beach County resident whose son Noah was killed at the Sandy Hook school mass shootings in 2012.

Following the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings, several victims’ relatives have been threatened or harrassed by conspiracy theorists, many of whom say the massacre was staged as an attack on gun rights.

According to court records, Richards has no source of income and lives on Social Security benefits. She showed up to court Tuesday in a wheelchair and appearing dishelved, according to published reports.

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