KIMT NEWS 3 - Lois Riess made her first court appearance before a Florida judge who ordered her to remain behind bars without bond.
The state argued to hold Riess without bond, saying she's a danger to the community and killed an innocent woman specifically to steal her identity.
"Someone in Texas decided, or made the finding, that this defendant is having some psychosis," Hamid Hunter, a Florida assistant state attorney, said, "and is refusing to take her medication."
The judge granted Riess a pretrial detention hearing, which will be held within the next week.
KIMT NEWS 3 - Lois Riess arrived back in Florida Saturday, April 28 to face murder charges.
She's currently being held at the Lee County Jail to await trial.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Riess was extradited to Florida from Texas after waiving her rights to an extradition hearing.
“I know that I speak on behalf of Sheriff Scott when I say that we are relieved to have Lois Riess in our custody,” Undersheriff Carmine Marceno, with the Lee County Sheriff Office, said. “Her arrest is the result of excellent teamwork between state and federal law enforcement agencies, our media partners and the entire community.”
Riess is facing a murder charge in Florida and authorities said she will be facing charges in Minnesota as well. She is accused of killing a woman who she looked like in Florida after she killed her husband, David, near Blooming Prairie.