GUILTY Fugitive Lois Riess, 56, arrested by US Marshals for alleged murders in MN and FL, Mar 2018

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    Bizarre as a lone story, but quite incredible to having a sibling who also appeared to go whacko violent in late life nearing 60 years old. :eek:
    Mother faces charges for running over son on purpose, MN deputies say
    [...]
    Cynthia Grund, 58, is accused of second-degree assault and could face an attempted murder charge in connection to the incident that left her 37-year-old son with significant injuries to his head and pelvis.
    [...]
    "Never in a million years would've guessed that something like this would happen, especially around such a quiet neighborhood out here," Haefner said. "They were always friendly, always willing to help out within our community, and I would never describe them as off or malicious in any sort of way."

    Authorities say Grund was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the alleged incident.
     
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    Wednesday, April 17th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 9am ET) – FL – Pamela Sellers Hutchinson (59) (April 9, 2018, Marina Village) (found dead in her apt. and LR took IDs & car) - *Lois Ann Riess (56) – charged (4/12/18), arrested (4/28/18) & arraigned (6/11/18) with 1st degree murder with firearm (Life Felony), grand theft auto (3rd degree felony), grand theft (3rd degree felony) & criminal use of personal ID (2nd degree felony). Plead not guilty (5/10/18). No bond. DP will seek DP.
    4/19/18 taken into custody in South Padre Island, Texas after being on the run since 3/23/18. 4/26/18 extradited to Florida, 4/28/18 booked in jail, 5/29/18 pretrial detention hearing.
    5/31/18 Update: Homicide suspect Lois Riess waived her right to appear at a Tuesday (5/29/18) arraignment. Her next court date is July 11 for case management. Arraigned on 6/11/18.
    6/21/18 Update: Dodge City LE doing ballistic tests on gun to see if same gun killed Pamela & David.
    7/2/18 Update: DA will seek death penalty.
    7/11/18 Update: Reiss waives right to speedy trial; State requests handprints & footprints from Reiss. Next-Case Management hearing on 10/31. 10/31/18: The defense said they are still waiting on information from the ongoing Minnesota investigation, but are ready to start scheduling depositions for this local case. 11/5/18 : Case Management hearing 1/9/19.
    1/9/19 Update: Case Management hearing on 4/17.

    *MN - David Riess (54) (March 21, 2018, Blooming Prairie; found Mar. 23, 2018) – Lois Ann Riess (56) – 4/25/18 filed 2nd degree murder charges; suspect accused of shooting husband; warrant for her arrest on 2nd degree murder. Wanted on felony theft charges (3/31/18) re suspicion bank transactions of $11K from DH acct. Plead not guilty (5/10/18)
    Will be tried after Florida case.
     
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    Thanks for the update on Reiss and her crazy sister! WOW!
     
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    Why is she going to Texas?? What crimes there? Did I miss something??

    TIA! :)
     
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    I don't know about any Texas charges. I just now researched online and couldn't find any criminal charges in Texas.
    Just a guess. . . perhaps Texas charged her with Possession of Stolen Property since Hutchinson's car was located in Texas and was towed and impounded “for forensic processing” there.

    I couldn't find any court case for Lois Riess in Cameron County:

    https://portal.co.cameron.tx.us/portalprod
    https://portal.co.cameron.tx.us/PortalProd/Home/Dashboard/29


    And, I couldn't find online access to Texas District Courts:
    PLEASE REFER TO THE DOCKETS BEING POSTED FOR EACH COURT OR CALL THE COURT FOR THE NEW DATES

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    Suspect in Florida, Minnesota shootings waives extradition
    April 23, 2018 10:26 pm
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    Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz, said federal deputy marshals brought Lois Riess, 56, to the 197th state District Court, where she waived extradition to both Florida and Minnesota.

    Saenz said Florida authorities have been in the area since Friday and that Riess likely would be taken there first to face murder charges. Legally, Florida has 10 days to take Riess into custody.

    Had Riess chosen to fight extradition, Florida and Minnesota would have had to provide proof the woman arraigned Monday was actually Riess.

    A tip-off on Thursday on South Padre Island led to Riess’ arrest about 8:30 p.m. at an Island restaurant. Island spokeswoman Angelique Soto said Friday that a witness called police to say that a woman matching Riess’ description was spotted at the restaurant. The car she was using was towed and impounded “for forensic processing” and she was held in the Island jail until being taken to Brownsville for Monday’s arraignment.

    Riess did not resist arrest and did not have a weapon with her when arrested. However, detectives recovered two pistols, one .22 caliber and one 9 mm, from the motel room where she was staying, Soto said.
    [...]

    Lois Riess waives extradition; where she goes depends if Florida, Minnesota gets to her first
    Updated 5:11 p.m. ET April 23, 2018
    [...]
    Hutchinson's Acura was then seen traveling west and Riess was spotted in Louisiana, where she used her own ID to claim a $1,500 jackpot prize from a casino. An attempt to get $200 at a Louisiana gas station failed, authorities said.
    She was also seen driving Hutchinson's car in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.
    It's unclear what brought Riess to South Padre Island, a 40-mile long barrier island off the coast of Texas, but it was a tip to authorities that ended the manhunt.
    U.S. Marshals and South Padre Island police officers found Riess at a marina-side restaurant just before 8:30 p.m.Thursday.
    The stolen car Riess had driven to Texas was found and taken into evidence Saturday.
    [...]
     
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    Thank you SeesSeas for checking out the Texas charges. I'll put in my notes "Stolen car" next to Texas. :)
     
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    "A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there.

    The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges.

    Riess, who was known as 'Losing Streak Lois' because of her gambling habit, allegedly killed her husband, 54-year-old David Riess, at the couple's home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, in March 2018."


    Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Thursday, June 6th:
    *Disposition Hearings (@ 1pm ET) – FL – Pamela Sellers Hutchinson (59) (April 9, 2018, Marina Village) (found dead in her apt. and LR took IDs & car) - *Lois Ann Riess aka "Losing Streak Lois” (56) – charged (4/12/18), arrested (4/28/18) & arraigned (6/11/18) with 1st degree murder with firearm (Life Felony), grand theft auto (3rd deg felony), grand theft (3rd deg felony) & criminal use of personal ID (2nd deg felony). Plead not guilty (5/10/18). No bond. DP will seek DP.
    Court hearings from 4/19/18 to 11/5/18 reference post #223 here:
    Fugitive Lois Riess, 56, arrested by US Marshals for alleged murders in MN and FL, Mar 2018

    1/9/19 Update: Case Management hearing on 4/17.
    4/17/19 Update: Reiss, who in the past did not appear in court herself, was required to appear today after the judge specifically requested that she be there in person. The judge determined that Reiss will come back in June for depositions in Florida, & then to Texas in July for other charges she faces there: stolen car. Reiss’ next court date is Sept. 5, at 9am for another Case Management hearing.
    5/22/19: Disposition hearings for Christine Althoff (LCSO), Elaine Flaherty (LCSO), Rick Lapierre, Tate Sturtevant (GFF), Kyla Wheeler (LCSO) on 6/6.

    *MN - David Riess (54) (March 21, 2018, Blooming Prairie; found Mar. 23, 2018) – Lois Ann Riess (56) charged & indicted (5/22/19) with 1st & 2nd degree murder.
    4/25/18 filed 2nd degree murder charges; suspect accused of shooting husband; warrant issued for her arrest on 2nd degree murder. Wanted on felony theft charges (3/31/18) re suspicion bank transactions of $11K from DH acct. Plead not guilty (5/10/18) Will be tried after Florida case.
    5/22/19: Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges. Riess is expected to stand trial for her husband's murder in Minnesota following her trial for Hutchinson's killing in Florida. Minnesota does not have the death penalty. If convicted of 1st degree murder in Minnesota, Riess faces life without parole. The intentional second-degree murder charge carries a prison sentence of up to 40 years.
     
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    According to the paperwork, deputies found David Riess dead, covered with a blanket, after his business partner asked them to check on him. He hadn't seen Riess in 16 days, but had received suspicious text messages. The search warrants say investigators suspect Lois Riess was using David's phone. David's employees said Lois told them David was leaving for a fishing trip, was sick, and they shouldn't bother him at the house. The lead investigator believes David Riess was already dead.
    New details in 'Fugitive Grandma' murders
     
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    Thursday, September 5th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 9am ET) – FL – Pamela Sellers Hutchinson (59) (April 9, 2018, Marina Village) (found dead in her apt. and LR took IDs & car) - *Lois Ann Riess aka "Losing Streak Lois” (56) charged (4/12/18), arrested (4/28/18) & arraigned (6/11/18) with 1st degree murder with firearm (Life Felony), grand theft auto (3rd deg felony), grand theft (3rd deg felony) & criminal use of personal ID (2nd deg felony). Plead not guilty (5/10/18). No bond. DP will seek DP.
    Court hearings from 4/19/18 to 5/22/19 reference post #231 here:
    Fugitive Lois Riess, 56, arrested by US Marshals for alleged murders in MN and FL, Mar 2018

    6/6/19 Update: Next Case Management hearing on 9/5.

    *MN - David Riess (54) (Last seen Mar. 7, 2018, reported missing Mar. 21, 2018, Blooming Prairie; found Mar. 23, 2018 in his home) – Lois Ann Riess (56) charged & indicted (5/22/19) with 1st & 2nd degree murder.
    4/25/18 filed 2nd degree murder charges; suspect accused of shooting husband; warrant issued for her arrest on 2nd degree murder. Wanted on felony theft charges (3/31/18) re suspicion bank transactions of $11K from DH acct. Plead not guilty (5/10/18) Will be tried after Florida case.
    5/22/19: Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Riess on 1st & 2nd degree murder charges. Riess is expected to stand trial for her husband's murder in Minnesota following her trial for Hutchinson's killing in Florida. Minnesota does not have the death penalty. If convicted of 1st degree murder in Minnesota, Riess faces life without parole. The intentional 2nd degree murder charge carries a prison sentence of up to 40 years. Gun found in Texas was used to kill David.
     
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    Pre-Trial Hearing Scheduled in Lois Riess Murder Case
    September 05, 2019 05:31 PM
    (ABC 6 News) - A Blooming Prairie woman accused of killing two people and leading authorities on a multi-week nationwide manhunt last year was back in a Florida courtroom Thursday.

    Judge frustrated with pace of case against Lois Riess, accused of killing woman on Fort Myers Beach
    Published 10:01 a.m. ET Sept. 5, 2019
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    Today's case management hearing was before Judge Robert Branning. He expressed unease over the amount of time the case has taken.

    "I can't believe this is the fourth or fifth case management hearing on a case that's over a year old," Branning said. The case has gone over the planned time frame.

    Riess' defense attorney Jay Brizel said he understood the judge's frustration, but defended their slow movement on the fact that they have to do their "due diligence" on the case that spans five states.

    He compared their case to a "duck on a pond," though there appears to be no movement on the surface, they are thrashing away underneath.

    A pretrial hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. on Dec. 17.
    [...]
     
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    Tuesday, December 17th:
    *Pretrial Conference Hearing (@ 9am ET) – FL – Pamela Sellers Hutchinson (59) (April 9, 2018, Marina Village) (found dead in her apt. and LR took IDs & car) - *Lois Ann Riess aka "Losing Streak Lois” (56) charged (4/12/18), arrested (4/28/18) & arraigned (6/11/18) with 1st degree murder with firearm (Life Felony), grand theft auto (3rd degree felony), grand theft (3rd degree felony) & criminal use of personal ID (2nd degree felony). Plead not guilty (5/10/18). No bond. DP will seek DP.
    Court hearings from 4/19/18 to 5/22/19 reference post #231 here:
    Fugitive Lois Riess, 56, arrested by US Marshals for alleged murders in MN and FL, Mar 2018

    6/6/19 Update: Next Case Management hearing on 9/5. 9/5/19: Pretrial conference hearing on 10/17.

    *MN - David Riess (54) (Last seen Mar. 7, 2018, reported missing Mar. 21, 2018, Blooming Prairie; found Mar. 23, 2018 in his home) – Lois Ann Riess (56) charged & indicted (5/22/19) with 1st & 2nd degree murder.
    4/25/18 filed 2nd degree murder charges; suspect accused of shooting husband; warrant issued for her arrest on 2nd degree murder. Wanted on felony theft charges (3/31/18) re suspicion bank transactions of $11K from DH acct. Plead not guilty (5/10/18) Will be tried after Florida case.
    5/22/19: Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Riess on 1st & 2nd degree murder charges. Riess is expected to stand trial for her husband's murder in Minnesota following her trial for Hutchinson's killing in Florida. Minnesota does not have the death penalty. If convicted of 1st degree murder in Minnesota, Riess faces life without parole. The intentional 2nd degree murder charge carries a prison sentence of up to 40 years. Gun found in Texas was used to kill David.
     

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