Moscow Mule ‘killer’ Kouri Richins who is accused of poisoning her husband is said to be talking to documentary filmmakers from behind bars.
Richins, 33, is accused of poisoning her husband Eric, 39, by slipping him five times the lethal dose of fentanyl into a Moscow Mule in March 2022.
The Summit County district attorney’s office is now seeking a gagging order in the case of Richins to bar those involved from talking with the media.
Prosecutors claim at least four documentary teams in North America and Europe who have expressed interest in making a documentary about the case.
They also say that Richins’ jail calls indicate she has been communicating with a documentary filmmaker directly and through a friend.
Richins, pictured here in April of this year, was arrested in early May and accused of poisoning her husband with a lethal dose of Fentanyl
The Mom of three, pictured here with late husband Eric, is now said to be in talks with documentary film crews about the case
Prosecutors say the gag order is necessary because of the overwhelming media interest in the case.
Richins and her husband had been arguing about her plans to purchase and flip a 10-acre $2 million home in the days before he was found dead at their Utah home last March, according to court documents.
Prosecutors say Eric found out that his wife had taken out a $250,000 home equity line of credit and spent it, withdrawn $100,000 from his bank accounts, and spent more than $30,000 on his credit cards.
Kouri Richins also stole about $134,000 from her husband’s business meant for tax payments, the documents state.
The documents state that she agreed to repay her husband back when he confronted her about the missing money.
One day after his death, affidavits for search warrants show that Kouri signed the closing papers on the property and invited friends for a party where she was drinking and celebrating.
The mother of three later self-published a children´s book titled “Are You with Me?” about an angel wing-clad deceased father watching over his sons.
She promoted it on television and radio, describing the book as a way to help children grieve the loss of a loved one.
Richins had written a book following her husbands passing, pictured here, and appeared on TV promoting it
Richins and her husband had been arguing about her plans to purchase and flip a 10-acre $2 million home, pictured here, in the days before he was found dead
Prosecutors say that Kouri poisoned Eric with a lethal amount of the drug to get money from his life insurance.
Kouri is facing charges of aggravated murder and three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Prior to his death in March of 2022, Eric had changed his will to make his sister the sole beneficiary of his life insurance policy and was even thinking of getting a divorce from Kouri, according to his family.
Family attorney and spokesperson Greg Skordas first told DailyMail.com Eric was afraid Kouri was trying to kill him after two separate instances in which he became violently ill after drinking or eating with his wife.
After publishing her kids picture book about grief, Richins appeared on TV shows promoting it and sharing her story
Prosecutors say that Kouri poisoned Eric with a lethal amount of the drug to get money from his life insurance
Authorities say, Kouri changed Eric’s joint life insurance policy, which he shared with his business partner Cody Wright, so that she was the only beneficiary.
But when the insurance company told the partners, who own the business C&E Stone Masonry, of the change, they were able to change it back.
After finding out that Richins had tried to change his life insurance policy, Eric changed the beneficiary of his will and his power of attorney to his sister.
A warrant states that he did this without telling his wife because he was scared she might ‘kill him for the money’.
In the aftermath of his death, an unnamed acquaintance came forward to reveal he sold Kouri the fentanyl.
After he died, Kouri claimed he had an addiction to pain medicine in high school but there were no substance abuse issues since.
Friends and family told police said they hadn’t any idea of Eric being addicted to any form of medicine, and officers did not find any pain killers in the family home.