Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Judge Bars Mention of the Death of Pam Hupp's Mother in Hupp's Murder Trial

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Judge Bars Mention of the Death of Pam Hupp's Mother in Hupp's Murder Trial

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY - A judge who will hear the capital murder trial of Pam Hupp, who fatally shot a man here in 2016, barred on Monday any mention of the death of Hupp's mother during the trial.

Nicholas Williams, one of Hupp's lawyers, said that prosecutors had no objection to excluding mention of the 2013 death of Shirley Neumann, 77, in St. Louis County. She died after an apparent fall from the balcony of her apartment near Fenton.

The defense also sought to exclude mention of the stabbing death of Hupp's friend, Elizabeth "Betsy" Faria in Lincoln County in 2011, but that discussion was postponed.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 8. Witnesses are expected to get into some of the evidence in the case in that hearing.

In a statement, Williams said the court motions "are not about guilt or innocence. …

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