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Court documents filed to bring a convicted murderer back to Dodge County from Florida to stand trial

Court documents have been filed to bring a convicted murderer from rural Blooming Prairie back to Dodge County to stand trial.

58-year old Lois Riess is currently serving life in prison in Florida for the murder of Pamela Hutchinson. Authorities reported that Riess killed Hutchinson to steal her identity while Riess was on the run after murdering her husband, David Riess, at their rural Blooming Prairie residence on April 20, 2018.

The documents filed in Dodge County District Court state Lois Riess must be brought to trial within 180 days of being returned to Minnesota, unless the judge rules to postpone the trial, and that she must be returned to Florida when her Dodge County trial ends.

Riess is charged with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder for the shooting death of her husband.


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