Woman accused of murdering husband after writing children’s book on grief

Kouri Richins, who wrote a children's book on coping with grief, has been charged with poisoning her husband with fentanyl and now faces a murder charge.

Utah woman Kouri Richins, who authored a children’s book on grief after her husband’s sudden death in 2021, has been charged with his murder. Prosecutors allege that Richins poisoned her husband with a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Richins called authorities in March 2022 to report her husband was “cold to the touch.” A medical examiner later found five times the lethal dosage of fentanyl in his system. Richins also faces charges involving the alleged possession of GHB.

The charges come two months after she appeared on local TV to promote her book on coping with the death of a loved one.