Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021

Missouri Woman Serving Life Sentence Charged in 2nd Murder

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TROY, Mo.—A Missouri woman serving a life sentence for killing a disabled man in 2016 was charged Monday with killing her friend years earlier. Lincoln County prosecutors charged 62-year-old Pamela Hupp with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2011 slaying of Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria. Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood said Hupp convinced Faria to switch a $150,000 life insurance policy to Hupp’s name days before staging her stabbing death to make it look like her husband did it, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Online court records didn’t list a lawyer for Hupp on Monday. Hupp in 2019 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for the 2016 fatal shooting of 33-year-old Louis Gumpenberger. In that case, Hupp staged a fake kidnapping to divert attention from herself in a re-investigation of the Faria killing, prosecutors said. They claim she cruised St. Charles County, and lured Gumpenberger to …

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