Fugitive Grandma Pleads Not Guilty In Florida Murder

Fugitive Grandma Pleads Not Guilty In Florida Murder Click to Enlarge

A Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt has entered a not guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge.

News outlets report 56-year-old Lois Riess entered the plea in Fort Myers, Florida.

54-year-old David Riess was found dead at the couple's Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, home on March 23. Authorities say Lois Riess drove to Fort Myers and soon met 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson.

Investigators believe Riess killed Hutchinson to assume her identity. Riess was captured in South Padre Island, Texas, and returned to Florida to face charges. Charges in Minnesota in the death of Riess' husband have not yet been filed.

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