By Mahita Gajanan
December 7, 2016

A Florida woman who believes the Sandy Hook School shooting was a hoax was arrested after making death threats to a parent whose child was killed in the 2012 shooting.

Lucy Richards, 57, was allegedly motivated to threaten the parent because she thought the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., never happened, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Richards made a series of death threats to the parent, who now lives in South Florida, the statement said.

Twenty children and six adults died in the Sandy Hook School shooting in Dec. 2012.

Richards faces charges of four counts of transmitting threats. Each count carries a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. She will appear in court on Dec. 19.

Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.

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