A Utah woman who gained recognition for authoring a book on assisting children in coping with grief is now facing charges for the murder of her husband.
Corey Richins, a 33-year-old resident of Summit County, has been accused of aggravated murder and three counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.
The book, which focuses on helping children navigate the loss of a loved one, was published on March 7th of this year, almost a year after her husband’s death.
At the time, Corey had informed the police that she had prepared an alcoholic beverage for her husband, after which he suddenly became cold to the touch.
An autopsy revealed that Eric, her husband, had died from a fentanyl overdose, with the toxicology report indicating that his system contained five times the lethal dosage of the drug.
According to charging documents, Corey had allegedly sought assistance from acquaintances in obtaining prescription pain medication.
Furthermore, Eric had reportedly confided in a friend that he suspected his wife was attempting to poison him.
The obituary for Eric Richins indicates that the couple had been married for several years.
The charges against Corey Richins demonstrate a stark contrast to the topic she tackled in her book.
The authorities are now tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding Eric’s death and the alleged involvement of his wife.