Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Look-A-Like
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to killing a Florida woman who prosecutors said was targeted because the two looked alike.
Officials say 57-year-old Lois Riess will serve a life sentence in prison for the first-degree murder of Pamela Hutchinson.
Officials say Riess targeted Hutchinson because they shared similar features and because Riess wanted to assume Hutchinson's identity.
Riess garnered national news attention as the ``fugitive grandma'' when she led authorities on a cross-country manhunt before she was captured in April 2018 in Texas.
Riess' saga began the month before, when her husband was found dead at the couple's Minnesota home.