Lucy Richards leaves the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 19. Richards, accused of threatening the parent of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax, pleaded not guilty Monday and was barred from visiting websites that promote such false conspiracy theories.
Lucy Richards leaves the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 19. Richards, accused of threatening the parent of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax, pleaded not guilty Monday and was barred from visiting websites that promote such false conspiracy theories. Paula McMahon AP
Lucy Richards leaves the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 19. Richards, accused of threatening the parent of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax, pleaded not guilty Monday and was barred from visiting websites that promote such false conspiracy theories. Paula McMahon AP

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