MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Florida prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Minnesota woman who is accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman earlier this year.
Lois Riess, 56, is charged with killing her husband, David Riess, in March. He was found dead in the couple’s Blooming Prairie home with multiple gunshot wounds.READ MORE: Darren Osborne, 56, Charged In Wisconsin Quadruple Homicide; 1 Other Still At Large
Riess then fled the state and drove south.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In South Minneapolis Identified As Christopher Crockom
Authorities say that while in Florida Riess befriended Pamela Hutchinson and killed her to steal her identity.
A nationwide manhunt for Riess unfolded until Riess was spotted at a bar in South Padre, Texas, and arrested.MORE NEWS: Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed Friday
Riess was indicted in Florida, a state with the death penalty, on first-degree murder charges.