In 2011, Betsy Faria, 42, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was found lifeless inside their home. At the time of her death, she was suffering from terminal cancer. But her family didn’t lose her from the debilitating disease. Betsy’s best friend, Pamela Hupp, stood on the witness stand at her murder trial, which convicted Betsy’s husband, Russell Faria, of his wife’s murder. But after two years, Russell was acquitted, leaving Betsy’s case unsolved.
On August 16, 2016, at 12:10 p.m., O’Fallon police received a frantic rescue call, which was followed by another 911 call from Hupp. When responders arrived at Hupp’s home, she said that a man had followed her inside her house and became extremely violent. She ran up to her room, retrieved a handgun from the nightstand, and shot the intruder at least twice. The man was identified as Louis Gumpenberger.
The following reveals the chain of events that unraveled the real story behind the events leading up to the night Gumpenberger- a disabled man- was found in Hupp’s home.