A Tampa resident pled guilty Wednesday, June 7, to threatening a Sandy Hook parent in January of 2016.

  • Tampa resident sentenced for threatening Sandy Hook parent
  • Lucy Richards believes school shooting was hoax, officials said
  • Richards to get 5 months in prison, 5 months on house arrest

Lucy Richards, 57, is charged with one count of transmitting threats in interstate commerce and is sentenced to 5 months of imprisonment and 5 months of home confinement, along with 3 years of supervised release.

The Sandy Hook School shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012, and resulted in the death of 20 children and 6 adults.

On January 10, 2016, Richards made a series of death threats to a parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting. The parent now lives in South Florida.

According to officials, Richards made those threats because she believes the school shooting was a hoax and never happened.