Florida Seeks Death Penalty for Lois Riess

July 02, 2018 04:21 PM

The Florida State Attorney's Office 20th Judicial Circuit announced Monday it is seeking the death penalty in the case against Lois Riess for the murder of Pamela Hutchinson on Fort Myers Beach in April.

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According to the release, Riess was indicted by the Lee County Grand Jury with the capital offense of First Degree Murder with a Firearm on June 6.

Riess was also indicted for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Grand Theft and Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information of a Deceased Individual, $5,000 or more.

PHOTOS: Document Photos Detailing Lois Riess' Possessions, Locations

Riess remains in custody on a no bond hold. 

Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging Riess, who is accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida. 

David Riess, 54, was found dead in March at the couple's Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, home.

Authorities say Riess went to Fort Myers, Florida, met Hutchinson while there and killed her to assume her identity.


Tommy Wiita

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