Video Shows the Moment 'Killer Grandma' Lois Riess Is Arrested After 5 Weeks on the Run
Riess is set to be extradited to Florida later this week to face charges in the murder of her look-alike.
A newly released video shows the moment police caught up with Lois Riess after she spent five weeks on the run.
Riess made her first appearance in court, wearing the same outfit she had on when police arrested her on murder charges last week.
The 56-year-old was arrested Thursday in Texas, near the Mexican border. The grandmother from Minnesota had led authorities on a five-week chase across several states.
She was wanted for the March killing of her husband in their rural home, and for the killing of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson of Bradenton, Fla., earlier this month. Police claim Riess killed Hutchinson in a bid to steal her identity.
Riess is expected to be extradited to Florida this week.
She is currently being held without bail at the Cameron County Jail.
She was arrested Thursday on South Padre Island after a restaurant employee recognized her from national news coverage of the manhunt.
Surveillance footage captured the moment authorities approached Riess and took her into custody.
Officers said they found two handguns in her motel room, a .22 caliber and a 9 mm.
During her brief court appearance, she replied "yes" when a judge asked if she understood the charges against her.
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