MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lois Riess is back in Minnesota to face charges for her husband’s murder, after she was sentenced to life in prison last year for killing a woman in Florida.
Steele County Detention Center gained a new inmate Friday – the grandmother from Blooming Prairie who’s charged with first-degree premeditated murder in her husband David’s death.READ MORE: Motorcyclists Airlifted After Colliding With Deer In Hubbard County
He was found shot in their home in 2018, and investigators say Riess went on the run to Florida. While there, she killed a woman named Pamela Hutchinson. Prosecutors say it was because Hutchinson looked like Riess, and Riess was trying to steal her identity.
After a month-long manhunt, Riess was finally caught in South Padre Island, Texas on a bar’s surveillance camera. She pleaded guilty to murdering Hutchinson and was sentenced to life in prison.READ MORE: Driver Plows Into Protesters In Uptown; Woman Killed Identified As Deona Knajdek
Riess’s next door neighbor told WCCO she’ll now “get what she deserves.” But the man who recently moved into the Riess’s house said, “What’s the point in bringing her back? She’s just going to sit in a jail cell the rest of her life anyway.”
The neighbor also said he always remembered Lois and David Riess as being nice people.
Members of the Riess family who WCCO was able to contact chose not to comment.MORE NEWS: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?