Second person says killing suspect faked working for TV show

7 months 1 week 6 days ago Tuesday, February 07 2017 Feb 7, 2017 Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:41:00 PM CST February 07, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

O'FALLON (AP) — A second person has come forward with a claim that a woman charged with luring a man to her suburban St. Louis home to kill him by pretending to be a "Dateline" producer tried the same story with him.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 30-year-old Brent Charlton said a woman matching the description of Pamela Hupp used the producer story on Aug. 10.

He told reporters that's what he told police, though authorities havent confirmed that.

He's listed as a witness in the charging documents. Authorities said they can't comment because of the ongoing investigation.

Charlton is the second person to make such a claim. Prosecutors said previously that a woman was approached.

Hupp has pleaded not guilty in the Aug. 16 killing of Louis Gumpenberger.

 

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