‘Killing Grandma’ captured in Texas

Lois Riess

(WRIC) – The woman wanted in an alleged multistate crime spree has been arrested in Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lois Riess was wanted for killing her husband in Minnesota and then murdering and stealing the identity of 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, of Virginia Beach, in Florida.

Two deputies with the U.S. Marshals service arrested Riess around 8:30 p.m., on South Padre Island, John Kinsey, a U.S. Marshals spokesman, told ABC News.

Riess was apparently sitting at a restaurant by herself when the deputies arrested her.

8News spoke with two Henrico women that say they were cousins of Hutchinson, the second victim of Riess. 

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