FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband at their home and then killing a Florida woman and stealing her identity is heading from Texas to Florida to face prosecution.
The News-Press of Fort Myers says Cameron County, Texas, Sheriff Omar Lucio confirmed 56-year-old Lois Riess was picked up at a Texas jail early Thursday morning. She's being brought back to Lee County, Florida, to face a second-degree murder charge.
Riess was arrested last week in Texas. She's expected to stand trial in Minnesota after the Florida case is done.
Authorities say Riess killed her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, at their Blooming Prairie home before heading to Florida and killing 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson. Investigators say they believe Lois Riess killed the Bradenton, Florida, woman to assume her identity.