Keith Richards Daughter’s Case Set For Dismissal

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards’ daughter Theodora will get her New York City graffiti and drug case dismissed in exchange for doing two days of community service, a judge said Thursday.

Theodora Richards, a 25-year-old model, smiled but stayed mum as she left a Manhattan court. She has until late June to do the community service and won’t have to enter a plea.

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Entering Manhattan Criminal Court with her attorney Edward Hayes in New York.

Police said officers spotted her March 1 writing the letters “T” and “A,” with a heart symbol between them, in red ink on the side of a Manhattan building that houses a convent. She has a sister named Alexandra, her lawyers noted.

Theodora Richards had a small amount of marijuana and 8 1/2 hydrocodone pills in her purse and acknowledged she didn’t have a prescription for the hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, police said in a court document.

“I hope I don’t get in trouble for this,” she told police, according to the document.

Prosecutors agreed to the dismissal “given her lack of a criminal record and her ongoing treatment,” Manhattan assistant district attorney Kelli Clancy told the judge. At her previous court appearance, they had included a one-day visit to a drug treatment program as a condition for a dismissal, but it’s not required now.

One of Richards’ lawyers, Edward W. Hayes, said she was free of any drug trouble.
“She’s as clean as the snow,” he said.

Richards, who wore a finely striped gray-and-white shirtdress and high heels to court, has modeled for Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. She and her sister are the children of the guitar great and his wife, model Patti Hansen. The 67-year-old rocker also has two other children from a prior relationship.

Famous for his hard living as well as for shaping the raw, rollicking sound of some of rock’s biggest hits, he wrote a best-selling memoir, “Life,” published last year.