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Sandy Hook truther faces 20 years in prison for death threats against dead child’s parent

Conspiracy theorists tend to accept every unproven claim from shady websites that show up in their news feeds, but some pick their favorites and latch on to them. Most will agree that those who assume the role of a Sandy Hook truther are the lowest of the low.

A Florida woman who believes the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax is now paying the price for threatening the parents of a child killed in the 2012 school shooting.

According to a statement from law enforcement, Lucy Richards, 57, of Tampa, Fla., was indicted on four counts of transmitting threats.

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Lucy Richards from a 1997 arrest, courtesy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

USA Today reports that Richards told parent Len Pozner in a voicemail, “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon.” She also said, “Look behind you it’s death,” according to court documents.

Richards can also be heard making anti-Semitic remarks in the voicemail audio.

From USA Today:

While it may seem unfathomable to some that Richards believed the shooting was a hoax, she is far from alone.  A small movement of “Sandy Hook Truthers” promote conspiracy theories that allege the shooting was staged.

Upon hearing about her arrest, Pozner addressed Richards in a statement:

“We are comforted to know that the system is working to protect the victims of violent crime from re-victimization by potentially violent Hoaxers,”

If convicted on all four counts, Richards could face up to 20 years in prison.

You can hear audio of Richards’ voicemail threats to Pozner in the video below:

Featured image: CBS4 Miami

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