Lucy Richards, Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist

Lucy Richards, 57, of Tampa is loves a good conspiracy, it would seem. And now she’s been charged with making death threats against a man who already suffered the loss of his young son.

Lucy is one of those people who believes Sandy Hook was a false flag. False flags are, according to the people who swear by them, orchestrated catastrophes meant to distract us from what’s really going on or to push an agenda (such as gun control). People who believe in false flags like to say things like, “wake up, sheeple!” while accusing the victims of tragedies like Sandy Hook of being well-trained, government-paid “crisis actors.” Essentially, Lucy Richard believes that on December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza didn’t stalk around Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, fatally shooting more than 20 children and adults. She believes that was nothing more than a high-budget film, perhaps designed to push a narrative that favored stricter gun laws.

Police at Sandy Hook (Image: WikiCommons)
Police at Sandy Hook (Image: WikiCommons)

Lenny Pozner’s 6-year-old boy, Noah, was one of the children killed in Lanza’s rampage. Lucy is accused of threatening Lenny in four separate messages. One said, “LOOK BEHIND YOU IT IS DEATH,” and another said, “you gonna die, death is coming for you soon.” Lenny said the threats came both via the Internet and the phone.

Lenny mentioned that he’s received many hurtful messages and threats from conspiracy theorists before, but that Lucy’s were personal. He tries to mostly ignore those who believe his son was never real, and therefore, never lost, and focus on the memory of Noah.

Noah Pozner (Image: Family Photo)
Noah Pozner (Image: Family Photo)

Lucy’s sister, Mary, told the Tampa Bay Times that her sister suffers from mental illness and that until the criminal charges against her, she wasn’t even sure her sister was still alive. She indicated Lucy might be dangerous, saying, “You so much as say one thing to her, yeah, I think she could hurt you.” According to neighbors, Lucy rarely leaves the house. 

The Sandy Hook Massacre is considered the third deadliest shooting committed by one person in the United States, behind the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 and the 2016 shooting of the Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando. Lanza began by shooting his mother at their home in Newton, and then heading to the school in her car. He shot through a glass panel near the front door, and then walked around the school shooting adults and children alike. In total, Lanza killed six staff members, 20 children and finally, himself. Because Lanza died that day, he has never been able to explain his motivation, and therefore, it’s unclear what, if anything, prompted the attack.

Image: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Dept.