Kouri Richins has now been accused of witness tampering! Of course, she’s the Utah-based mom who was arrested for allegedly poisoning her husband Eric before writing a children’s book about grief.
But now, there are shocking new developments in her case. In a new court motion filed on Friday and obtained by Fox 13 Now, Summit County deputies alleged they found a handwritten SIX-PAGE letter from Kouri to her mother Lisa Darden which was filled with apparent instructions on what her brother Ronald Darden should say while falsely testifying on her behalf.
It was stashed in her cell block. In the lengthy letter, she made it very clear she wanted Ronald to accuse Eric of going to Mexico to buy drugs (such as the fentanyl which he overdosed on and Kouri allegedly purchased from a dealer) in an attempt to make the jury suspicious about the case. Related: Ruby Franke’s Family Think She Should Be ‘Put Away Forever’! According to prosecutors, the letter began with the words, “Walk The Dog!!” Ultimately, though, it had nothing to do with a pooch.
Kouri went on to say her attorney Skye Lazaro “wants to link Eric getting drugs & pills from Mexico,” adding, “So we need some kind of connection.” The 33-year-old — who is facing a first-degree aggravated murder charge and three counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute — then laid out the exact narrative she wanted Ronald to rehash in court, allegedly writing: The defendant also wanted her brother to claim Eric told him not to tell her about the drugs “because I would get mad because I always said he just gets high every night and won’t help take care of the kids (there are pictures in my phone of Eric passed out on the floor or chair.Read more on perezhilton.com