Former Goody’s store manager Aimee Riza, who is serving a 28-year prison term for murder in the death of her infant daughter, was transferred Wednesday to the Brown County Jail to await prosecution on a theft charge, according to District Attorney Micheal Murray.
Murray said his office will seek a conviction against Riza, who was indicted by a Brown County grand jury in the theft of $41,658 from the Goody’s store in Brownwood.
Sheriff’s deputy Valton Posey brought Riza, 37, from Murray state prison unit in Gatesville to Brown County after District Judge Steve Ellis signed a bench warrant.
Jurors in 413th District Court in Cleburne convicted Riza in February of murder and other charges related to the April 6, 2007, wreck that killed Riza’s 9-month-old daughter, Alexxus, as Riza fled from law enforcement officials.
“We’ll move forward and see if we can’t resolve her case here also,” Murray said.
He said no court appearances have yet been scheduled and the first step will be to determine if Riza has an attorney on the Brown County charge, or if she will request a court-appointed attorney.
Riza wrecked the 2007 Dodge Aspen in Johnson County. She was was in the process of buying the Aspen from the Randolph dealership in Brownwood, police said earlier.
A Brown County grand jury indicted Riza for theft over $20,000 and under $100,000 in October. Authorities alleged in court documents that Riza failed to make bank deposits from Goody’s from March 22 to April 6, 2007.
After the wreck, Brownwood police served a search warrant at Riza’s loft apartment on South Broadway and recovered about $28,000 in receipts from Goody’s, police Sgt. Troy Carroll said earlier. Johnson County authorities searched the wreckage and found nearly $10,000 in cash and checks as well as jewelry Riza had apparently purchased, Carroll said.