Lee County calls ‘Dibs’ on Accused Gambling Grandma Killer

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Lois Riess, ‘Losing Streak Lois’

Lois Riess, who is accused of killing a woman who looked like her in Fort Myers as she fled from charges of murdering her husband in Minnesota, was arrested a few days ago in Texas. Minnesota authorities have indicated that they will wait for Florida to prosecute her while they are still building their murder case against her. There is a warrant for murder charges out of Lee County, while Minnesota initially only filed theft related charges, but it is expected that murder charges will be filed when the investigation is complete. It remains to be seen if Lee County will seek to indict on first degree murder charges, or leave it at second degree. She will face life in prison either way, but the State could seek the death penalty if they up it to first degree murder.

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One response to “Lee County calls ‘Dibs’ on Accused Gambling Grandma Killer

  1. Pingback: Lois Riess Indicted for First Degree Murder | crimcourts : A Criminal Law Blog

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