Lois Riess now faces extradition to Minnesota, Florida


Authorities believe she shot and killed her husband last month at their Blooming Prairie home, stealing $11,000 from one of his bank accounts before leaving town and resurfacing at an Iowa casino.

Cameron County prosecutor Edward Sandoval says Riess will attend an extradition hearing Monday to send her to Florida.

She fled southwest Florida in Hutchinson's vehicle and made her way along the Gulf Coast before being apprehended in Texas, just a short drive from the U.S. -Mexico border.

Riess did not stay at Dirty Al's long, Higginbotham said.

"Maybe she just thought it was a small island and maybe she thought she could blend in, but it turned out to be the exact opposite", Beedy said.

Authorities there have charged Riess with second-degree murder, ID theft and grand theft auto in the death of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson.

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"Each state can prosecute her and what will probably happen is the states will communicate and decide which one should go first", Colbert said.

Next, undercover U.S. Marshals walk in, quickly place their arms around her and walk her out.

'Ms Hutchinson's purse was found to be in disarray and all cash, credit cards and identification appeared to be removed, ' Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said.

Surveillance videos released just hours before Riess was caught showed her walking away from the Marina Village in Fort Meyers Beach soon after she allegedly killed Hutchinson.

Count on WINK News for more information on this developing story.