Lois Riess charged in Dodge County in connection to her husband's death

Lois Riess charged in Dodge County in connection to her husband's death Photo: Lee County Jail

May 23, 2019 12:46 PM

Lois Riess has been charged in Dodge County in connection to the homicide of her husband, David Riess. 

According to court records, Riess faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. 


David Riess was found dead in March 2018 at the couple's Blooming Prairie home. Lois Riess was later arrested in Texas and charged in connection to the death of a Florida woman, Pamela Hutchinson. 

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office announced in February that the case was submitted to the attorney general's office for review on Feb. 13. 

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Dodge County turns Riess investigation over to the Minnesota AG

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Riess was charged in April 2018 in Florida in connection to Hutchinson's death. 

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office said in February that the case was at a "stand-still" as investigators were waiting for the alleged weapon to be released by investigators in Florida. 

The sheriff's office said the handgun was turned over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in October, and that the forensic testing was completed on Jan. 29.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the BCA's report indicated shell casings discovered at the Riess homicide scene matched the handgun being tested. 

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