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Pamela Hupp case continued to January in St. Charles County court

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Pamela Hupp is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Louis Gumpenberger at her O'Fallon, Mo. home.  She allegedly lured him there and told police he she shot him when he tried to break in. Credit:  O'Fallon, Mo PD Pamela Hupp is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Louis Gumpenberger at her O'Fallon, Mo. home. She allegedly lured him there and told police he she shot him when he tried to break in. Credit: O'Fallon, Mo PD

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The first-degree murder and armed criminal action case against Pamela Hupp has been continued until Jan. 18 in  St. Charles County court.  

Hupp was a key witness in the high profile Russell Faria case, but her name has been at the center of several others. She was scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 30, but did not make an appearance and was instead represented by her lawyer. During the hearing, attorneys? for both sides spoke for just a few minutes before the decision to continue the case was reached and the proceedings concluded.

Officials told News 4 felony cases such as this can sometimes take more than a year before completion.  

In August, police said Hupp shot and killed Louis Gumpenberger. She reportedly initially told investigators that he followed her into her O’Fallon, Missouri home following a confrontation in her driveway. Prosecutors said they believe she was trying to frame someone else for the fatal shooting.

When investigators began piecing together the case, new questions popped up about other deaths, including her mother’s death and the Russell Faria murder case.

When Faria was on trial for murdering his wife in 2011, the defense alleged that Hupp had something to do with it.

The body of Hupp’s mother, Shirley Neumann, was found below her apartment unit’s balcony in October 2013. Several of the rails on Neumann’s apartment unit’s balcony were broken. St. Louis County Police initially investigated the death as suspicious, but ultimately determined there was not enough evidence to charge anyone.

Following Gumpenberger’s death, officials said Neumann’s case could always be reopened.

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