Judge sets June date for Pamela Hupp murder trial

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

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - A second person has come forward with a claim that a woman charged with luring a man to her suburban St. Louis home to kill him by pretending to be a "Dateline" producer tried the same story with him.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Brent Charlton said a woman matching the description of Pamela Hupp used the producer story on Aug. 10. He told reporters that's what he told police, though authorities won't confirm that. He's listed as a witness in the charging documents. Authorities say they can't comment because of the ongoing investigation.

Charlton is the second person to make such a claim. Prosecutors said previously that a woman was approached.

Hupp has pleaded not guilty in the Aug. 16 killing of Louis Gumpenberger.Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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