St. Charles County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Pelikan signed a temporary restraining order (pending a hearing), freezing up assets of Pamela Hupp. Hupp is being sued by the daughters of the late Betsy Faria. Faria was murdered and her husband, Russell Faria was found guilty last November in Lincoln County for that crime in a very controversial decision. He is serving a life sentence without parole for the crime.
Faria, of Lincoln County, had changed her beneficiary to Hupp on a $150,000 policy three days before Faria was stabbed to death at her home in 2011.
Hupp has given contradictory statements about her intended use of the money. The daughters of Betsy Faria filed a civil suit April 7.
The restraining order applies to bank accounts and the Hupp residence in O’Fallon, and will remain in place at least until a hearing Aug. 18.