Hupp attorneys seek delay in first-degree murder trial

Posted on 8 November 2017 at 3:42pm
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ST. CHARLES (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri woman accused of fatally shooting a man to shift attention away from herself in another killing are seeking a delay her first-degree murder trial.

Pamela Hupp is scheduled for trial in April. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that her lawyers say prosecutors have not turned over all evidence.

Prosecutors said Hupp killed 33-year-old Louis Gumpenberger at her O'Fallon home in 2016. She's accused of planting evidence to make it appear Gumpenberger was trying to kidnap her and recover $150,000 in insurance money she received after her friend, Betsy Faria, was killed in 2011.

Russell Faria was convicted of killing his wife but acquitted in a retrial. He and his lawyers claim Hupp is a suspect in Betsy Faria's death. Hupp hasn't been charged in that crime.