Daughters of murdered woman suing family friend for insurance proceeds

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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.

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