Assets frozen in dispute over slain woman's money

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 07 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:20:07 AM CDT August 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A St. Charles County judge has frozen the assets of woman embroiled in a legal dispute with her murdered friend's daughters.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Faria of Lincoln County was stabbed to death at home in 2011, days after changing her life insurance beneficiary from her husband to Pamela Hupp.

Russell Faria was convicted of first-degree murder in his wife's death and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is appealing the conviction.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Charles Circuit Court Judge Daniel Pelikan on Monday issued a temporary restraining order on the insurance proceeds pending a hearing later this month. Faria's adult daughters sued Hupp in April, alleging that she defrauded them out of the insurance proceeds.

 

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