TROY, MO (KTVI)-- The daughters of murdered mom, Betsy Faria, are suing a family friend for their mom`s life insurance money.
Just before her death, Betsy Faria reportedly changed her life insurance, giving that family friend power over $150,000.
Clayton lawyers David Butsch and Christopher Roberts filed a civil suit, accusing the murder victim`s friend of 'constructive fraud' and 'unjust enrichment.'
They accuse Pam Hupp of breaking her promise to Betsy. Hupp took Betsy Faria home the day she was stabbed 55 times. A Lincoln County jury convicted Betsy's husband, Russ Faria, believing he hatched a murder plot with a group of friends.
At trial, a Judge did not allow the jury to hear that Pam Hupp benefitted from the life insurance.
Yet, it was a big deal to police as you can read from part of a pre-trial interview with Hupp.
Detective Ryan McCarrick said, Betsy told you to hold on to this money to make sure the kids are taken care of, yet they haven`t seen a dime of that money, you still have it.
Hupp answered, "I think if you really look at my wording, it wasn`t exactly she wanted me to make sure the girls are taken care of." She continued, "She didn`t want them to have their hands on the money."
The Clayton firm of Butsch Roberts and Associates says they will vigorously pursue this case to return money to Betsy`s daughters and they believe they are well founded on fact and law.
This is part of an ongoing story you can only see in a joint investigation between Fox 2 and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Tonight at Ten, you`ll hear from the 911 dispatcher who took the Faria murder phone call. It`s more evidence the jury did not hear.