Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lincoln County Man Sues to Recover Murdered Wife's Insurance Money

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lincoln County Man Sues to Recover Murdered Wife's Insurance Money

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY * Russell Faria, acquitted last year of his wife's murder, filed suit in court here Friday to recover $150,000 that her life insurance company paid to her friend. It is the second suit seeking the money in a long and tangled case.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Faria, 42, was fatally stabbed at the family's home outside Troy, Mo., on Dec. 27, 2011.

Prosecutors charged Russell Faria with the murder and, shortly thereafter, State Farm Insurance paid the $150,000 to Pamela Hupp, Betsy Faria's friend. Hupp was listed on a change of beneficiary form mailed days before the death.

A jury convicted Russell Faria in 2013 and he was sentenced to life in prison. But that conviction was overturned in 2015 after his lawyers argued that they should have been allowed to suggest to the jury that Hupp really did it. Hupp has told the Post-Dispatch she did not kill Betsy Faria. …

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