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Report: Woman to plead guilty to threatening parent of Sandy Hook victim

Lucy Richards of Tampa, Florida, is seen in a police booking photo from 1997 that was provided to CBS Miami station WFOR-TV.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Court documents show a Florida woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax.

A federal judge Wednesday set a change of plea and sentencing hearing for 57-year-old Lucy Richards. She previously pleaded not guilty to charges of transmitting threats to Lenny Pozner, father of 6-year-old Noah Pozner who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

CBS Miami reports that Richards was arrested Dec. 7 in Tampa on four felony counts of transmitting threats to Pozner.

The four threats, according to authorities, and included messages that said, “you gonna die, death is coming to you real soon,” and “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH,” reports the station.

Another threat said, “there’s nothing you can do about it,” according to court documents.

The plea and sentencing hearing is set for March 29 in Fort Lauderdale federal court. Details of the plea were not announced.

Others linked to the Sandy Hook massacre have reported harassment by conspiracy theorists who argue it was staged to erode support for Second Amendment gun rights.