Lois Riess has first appearance on new first-degree murder charges

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Lois Riess heard new charges in a video conference with a judge Thursday morning.

Riess, who is currently being held at the Lee County jail, was indicted Wednesday afternoon for first-degree murder with a firearm, the State Attorney’s Office said in a press conference.

The 56-year-old woman is accused of killing her husband in Minnesota, then killing a woman in April on Fort Myers Beach.

Riess’ first appearance happened at 9:30 a.m.


WINK News reporter Janae Muchmore was live to walk through newly released evidence. Watch the full segment above.

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