This is 2016, and the photo on the Pc. Charles County, Mo., The public prosecutor will give Ms. Hupp. The Missouri women will be for the rest of her life in prison after admitting that prosecutors had evidence to convict her in the killing of a mentally disabled man in what authorities believe was a part of a very complicated plot in order to distract the attention of others as you go. (Thanks to the Pc. Charles County, Missouri, prosecuting attorney’s office via AP)
ST. LOUIS, Missouri and A woman for the rest of her life in prison after admitting that prosecutors had evidence to convict her in the killing of a mentally disabled man in what authorities believe was a part of a very complicated plot in order to distract the attention of others as you go.
Pamela Hupp, 60, of O’fallon, an Alford plea on Wednesday, asking for life in prison without the possibility of parole at sentencing in August. Hupp on the death penalty, convicted of first-degree murder in August 2016, the death of a 33-year-old Louis Gumpenberger.
St. Charles County prosecutor Tim Lohmar said after the hearing that the evidence was overwhelming, and he was of the opinion Hupp “deserves to be put to death.” But, as he points out on a number of factors in the plea deal, including the fact that the family of the victim would be preferable for them to spend life in prison. He also referred to the estimated $300,000 cost of the process.
St. Charles County authorities believe the Hupp killed Gumpenberger in order to initiate the re-investigation of the stabbing death of Betsy Faria, in 2011, in neighboring Lincoln County.
Russ Faria was convicted of killing his wife in 2013, but the conviction was overturned and he was acquitted of all charges in 2015 for a new trial. Russ Faria in debt Hupp said she had a motive, after he was the beneficiary of a $150,000 life insurance policy shortly before Betsy Faria died.
The Lincoln County prosecutor’s office, Michael Wood, told The Associated Press that he wants to re-examine the Faria is Hupp’s case has been resolved in the Pc. Of Charles County.
Wood said he was not certain if the Hupp is a murder of Betsy Faria’s death, but the people in the community, they believe, is the main suspect.”
A message left with Hupp’s attorney, was not returned.
Gumpenberger, who are physically and mentally disabled, according to a 2005 auto accident, was killed on Aug. 16, 2016, the target of a bizarre plot organized by Hupp, to make it seem as if she was a kidnap victim acting in self-defense, according to police.
Hupp was originally told the police that she got out of her car in her driveway, and Gumpenberger, who she described as a stranger, pulled out a knife and demanded that she take him to a bank to get Russ’s money,” an apparent reference to the insurance money that she collected from Betsy Faria’s death.
Hupp told authorities she knocked the knife out of Gumpenberger’s hand and went over to her house, in a quiet, middle class street. She told me that she had a gun, and fatally shot Gumpenberger, who had followed her in.
The story is quickly unraveling. Lohmar said that in the days before the murder, a woman reported that someone matching the Hupp’s description in an SUV approached her claiming to be a producer for the TELEVISION show, “Timeline”, and pledged to the payment of up to $1,000 if they would have to include a script in a sound bite on the 911 call. The woman at first agreed, but backed out when the woman failed to show any credentials.
Lohmar said a surveillance camera showed the SUV’s license-plate number, which matched Hupp’s. He said that the authorities believed that Hupp was the “examination of a potential target.”
Information on Hupp’s cell phone, it is shown that the Gumpenberger was not a strange thing, when Hupp had said — the GPS showed she was at his apartment, which is 13 miles (20.92 km) from her home, less than an hour before the fatal confrontation.
The police found $900 in plastic bags in the Gumpenberger of the bag, and after his death, a note that turned out to be instructions on how to kidnap Hupp, and the collection of Faria’s money. The authorities said that the money and note were prepared.
Lohmar said after the Hupp was arrested in Gumpenberger’s dead, she’s stuck herself with a ball-point pen in the neck, and the arms of the O’fallon police department, requiring admission to hospital.