- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Lawyers for a suburban St. Louis woman accused of killing a man in an effort to shift attention away from herself in another killing may seek a change of venue.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2i02Zsl ) reports that attorneys for Pamela Hupp are weighing requesting to move her murder trial away from St. Charles County.

Prosecutor Tim Lohmar says he would oppose a change of venue.

Hupp is accused of taking 33-year-old Louis Gumpenberger to her home and fatally shooting him in August. Prosecutors say she planted evidence to make it appear Gumpenberger was trying to kidnap her and recover $150,000 in insurance money she received after the murder of a friend, Betsy Faria, in 2011.

Russell Faria was convicted of killing his wife but was acquitted in a retrial.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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