Utah mother and grief e book writer Kouri Richins is suing the property of her late husband, whom she allegedly killed — claiming she deserves cash and bodily property outlined of their prenuptial settlement.
In the civil lawsuit she filed June 9 towards Eric Richins’ property, the 33-year-old homicide suspect is in search of half the fairness within the couple’s dwelling, which is estimated to be price “at the least $1.9 million,” in keeping with the submitting cited by CNN.
The authorized title to the house — which the couple purchased in 2012 for $400,000 — was in Eric’s title, however mortgage funds have been made out of their joint account, the lawsuit states.
“Kouri is entitled to half of all fairness in that Family Home,” in keeping with the submitting, which makes no point out of the fees she faces.
The prenup, which the couple signed on June 15, 2013, outlined a number of monetary agreements for his or her marriage.
Richins is also in search of about $2 million in proceeds from the sale of Eric’s share of a stone masonry enterprise after his demise.
The settlement said that “co-mingled marital funds could sometimes be spent on the enterprise,” however that this might not give Kouri a proper to personal Eric’s half of the enterprise, C&E Stone Masonry, LLC, ABC4 reported.
The solely manner she might declare possession or rights to the corporate is that if “[Eric] ought to die previous to [Kouri] whereas the 2 are lawfully married,” in keeping with the lawsuit, the information outlet reported.
The prenup states that within the occasion of Eric’s demise, Kouri would obtain his partnership curiosity in C&E Stone Masonry — however previous to his demise, he reportedly assigned his possession of the enterprise to the Eric Richins Living Trust, in keeping with ABC4.
This curiosity was offered to Eric’s enterprise accomplice, Cody Wright — and the proceeds of about $2 million reportedly have been placed on maintain by a courtroom. Kouri claims that though Eric transferred the enterprise curiosity to the belief, it doesn’t diminish her rights to it.
Kouri additionally argues she is entitled to property from Eric’s belief as a result of it was created on Nov. 3, 2020, to offer for her and their three sons, the outlet reported.
Included within the belief have been the next property: $10 in money, the couple’s dwelling, C&E Stone Masonry, Eric’s curiosity in Fox Lake Investments, and all of his tangible private property, in keeping with ABC4.
Kouri claims her husband positioned their dwelling within the belief with out her authorization or data.
She says in her submitting that although Eric created the belief, the prenup stays in impact.
“We executed a prenuptial settlement on June 15, 2013, which has not been revoked or amended,” she reportedly states within the lawsuit.
The submitting additionally claims that Eric’s will required that every one of his estates be given to the belief and administered below the phrases of the belief.
“This will complies with the prenuptial settlement my spouse and I signed on June 15, 2013,” Eric reportedly mentioned in his will, in keeping with the information outlet.
Kouri wrote the tear-jerker “Are You With Me?” a 12 months after she allegedly killed Eric Richins, 39, with a fentanyl-laced Moscow Mule.
He had suspected that she was carrying on an extramarital affair, household legal professional Greg Skordas has mentioned.
Eric had beforehand instructed a good friend he believed Kouri was attempting to poison him after he grew to become sick following a Valentine’s Day dinner the month earlier than his demise.
He died a day earlier than she closed on a $2 million deal to purchase a 22,000-square-foot dwelling — a deal for which he had allegedly refused to pay.
Kouri is charged with first-degree aggravated homicide and a number of counts of second-degree possession of a managed substance with intent to distribute.