FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Florida woman who sent death threats to the father of a child murdered at “Sandy Hook” has learned her punishment. The father, who now lives in South Florida, sat down with 7’s Brian Entin for an exclusive interview.
Prosecutors said Lucy Richards was so convinced the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fake, she even threatened one of the young victim’s parents.
Lucy Richards on voicemail: “You’re going to die. You’re going to rot in hell. Death is coming to you real soon, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
The disturbing voicemails were left for Lenny Pozner.
His 6-year-old son, Noah, was the youngest of 20 first-graders and six adults — murdered at the Connecticut school in 2012.
He moved to South Florida to heal, but healing is hard with calls like this…
Lucy Richards on voicemail: “Did you hide your imaginary son in a attic? Are you still [expletive] him? You [expletive] Jew bastard.”
On Wednesday, Richards pleaded guilty to making a threat, and a judge in Fort Lauderdale sentenced her to five months in federal prison.
Lenny Pozner: “I am OK with the sentence. I think more importantly is the awareness it brings to this topic. To what is going on and what has been going on and the way victims are treated by a certain circle of people on the internet.”
Lenny doesn’t show his face because the harassment is much bigger than just Lucy Richards. He asks we only use old pictures of him.
Lenny Pozner: “There are tens of thousands of people who are like Lucy. Globally. Maybe a lot more.”
Lenny said he has been harassed by people who believe the horror at Sandy Hook was a hoax staged by the government and never happened. They relentlessly target victims’ families.
Brian Entin: “You have to constantly be on the move?”
Lenny Pozner: “I have been, yes. I have been.”
Brian Entin: “Or they will find you?”
Lenny Pozner: “It’s a concern, yeah, definitely.”
Lenny’s hope is that the sentence today will send a strong message.
The judge called Lenny’s loss real and blasted Sandy Hook conspiracy theories, stating, “There are no alternative facts.”
The judge told Richards her words were “cruel and insensitive.”
Richards also spoke, saying she was truly sorry and calling it the worst mistake of her life.
Lenny Pozner: “I don’t think I need an apology from Lucy. I don’t have any rage or hate or anything about that. I think she did what she did, and she is facing consequences.”
When Richards gets out of federal prison, she will be on house arrest with electronic monitoring for five months and supervised for three years.
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