Minnesota grandmother's arrest captured in surveillance video after she killed 2
Police officials had conducted a nationwide manhunt for the woman ever since the report of the murders. Reiss, in the footage, appeared to have been caught off guard
A grandmother, Lois Reiss, who is accused of killing two people reportedly made her first court appearance in Lee County, Florida on Sunday morning. During the hearing, a judge found probable cause to deny her bond until a pretrial detention hearing is conducted within the next five days, according to reports.
A surveillance video of Reiss' sudden arrest, captured in a south Texas restaurant's camera, was also recently released. The woman is accused of killing her husband a woman from Florida in an attempt to assume her identity, according to ABC News.
The clip shows 56-year-old Reiss sitting at a bar on South Padre Island in Texas, talking to another person and eating a meal on April 19. The footage shows that while she is enjoying her meal, nearly five officers storm in the eatery and promptly arrest her.
Police officials had conducted a nationwide manhunt for the woman ever since the report of the murders. Reiss, in the footage, appeared to have been caught off guard as the officers made it impossible for her to escape from the eatery. Reports state that the law enforcement officials included at least two deputies with the US Marshals Service, who surrounded her after entering the restaurant.
The woman, in the clip, seemed to surrender without a struggle, ending a weeks-long search which involved multiple authorities from several states, according to reports.
After her arrest, Reiss was charged in connection with her 54-year-old husband, David Reiss' murder. David was reportedly found dead in the couple's home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, nearly 85 miles southeast of Minneapolis.
According to the police, Reiss shot and killed her husband in late March and fled over 1,500 miles to south to Bradenton, Florida. After reaching Florida she killed 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson by shooting her in an effort to steal her identity.
Reiss allegedly stole Hutchinson's car, identification and credit cards, which led police officials to launch a manhunt for the woman, which eventually brought them to the eatery in Texas.
Police state that Reiss is facing multiple charges, including homicide, larceny, fraud-impersonation and grand theft of motor vehicle.