Aimee Riza of Brownwood, whose 9-month-old daughter was killed on April 6 after being ejected from the car during a high-speed chase, has been indicted on murder and evading arrest charges in Johsnon County.
Riza, 36, who also has a home in Keene, is expected to be arraigned on the murder charge May 17.
Riza faces one count of evading arrest with a vehicle and a count of felony murder. A Johnson County grand jury indicted her late last month.
She was driving a sport utility vehicle and trying to flee authorities April 6 when her SUV crashed into a concrete median and rolled several times in Alvarado.
Her daughter, Alexxus Andrea Riza, was thrown from the car and killed. The infant was unrestrained.
Riza led authorities from Somervell and Johnson counties on a chase in which deputies laid spikes to flatten her SUV’s tires.
Riza is a suspect in the theft of about $41,000 from the Goody’s Family Clothing in Brownwood, where she was the manager. Brownwood police have charged Riza-Fisher with theft of $20,000 to $100,000.
Police served a search warrant at her loft apartment at 110 1/2 South Broadway and recovered about $28,000 in receipts from Goody’s. Johnson County found nearly $10,000 in cash, checks and jewelry Riza had purchased in the wreckage of the 2007 Dodge Aspen she was driving.
Riza was being held Friday at the Somervell County Jail. Bond was set at $75,000 on the Brownwood charge and $250,000 on the Johnson County charges.
After the wreck, Riza told a state trooper that people were chasing her and pulling guns, and said she hadn’t done anything wrong and had no reason to pull over as she led officers on the two-county chase, according to a Department of Public Safety report.