Son calls Minnesota woman accused of killing 2 'good lady'

Son calls Minnesota woman accused of killing 2 'good lady'
FILE - This file photo provided by the South Padre Island Police Department shows Lois Riess, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., who was arrested by federal deputy marshals April 19, 2018, at a restaurant in South Padre Island, Texas in connection with the killings of two people in separate states, including her husband. Authorities say Riess, a Minnesota grandma, who led authorities on a cross-country manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband took steps to conceal a second death in Florida. New details in the case of Riess detail her steps in Fort Myers, Fla., where she allegedly killed a woman because she wanted to assume her identity. (South Padre Island Police Department via AP, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The son of a Minnesota woman suspected of fatally shooting her husband then killing a Florida woman and stealing her identity says she was a “good lady” but “had her own demons” including a gambling addiction.

Thirty-year-old Braden Riess discussed his mother, 56-year-old Lois Riess, in an interview set to air Thursday on the syndicated news program “Inside Edition.”

Authorities say Lois Riess killed her husband, David Riess, at their Blooming Prairie home before heading to Florida and killing 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson, of Bradenton, in Fort Myers Beach, so she could assume her identity. She has a history of stealing money and gambling. Authorities arrested her in Texas last month. She’ll stand trial in Florida first.

Braden Riess told “Inside Edition” he still can’t wrap his head around the allegations.