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Brandon woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat back in court

Lucy Richards, 57, was arrested  in Brandon after she failed to appear in court for a sentencing hearing. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Lucy Richards, 57, was arrested in Brandon after she failed to appear in court for a sentencing hearing. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Brandon woman charged with sending death threats to a man whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, has returned to court in Fort Lauderdale.

Court records show 57-year-old Lucy Richards made a brief appearance Wednesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale where she was ordered held without bail. Richards was arrested at Brandon Regional Hospital after failing to show up at a March 29 hearing for a planned guilty plea and sentencing.

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She was to plead guilty to a charge of interstate transmission of a threat to injure for threatening Lenny Pozner, the father of Noah Pozner who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Prosecutors said she told them she believed the shooting was a hoax.

No other court dates have been set.

Brandon woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat back in court 04/20/17 [Last modified: Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:01am]
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