Betsy Faria was 42 years old when she was brutally stabbed to death in her home. Her husband, Russell Faria, was the one to find her body, and immediately police were suspicious of him, even though his alibi was rock solid. Throughout their investigation, police would uncover Betsy's friend, Pam Hupp, was the last person to see Betsy alive. She was also the sole beneficiary of Betsy's life insurance policy, and had no alibi for the time of Betsy's murder. Unfortunately, it seems the police on this case were what the French call 'les incompetents', and they arrested Russ Faria for the murder of his wife.
But Betsy would not be the last person murdered....
St. Louis Magazine | The Unimaginable, Infamous Case of Pam Hupp (Jeannette Cooperman)
Fox 2 Now | In Her Own Words: Pam Hupp on Her Mother's Fatal Fall (Chris Hayes)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Once Sentenced to Life for His Wife's Murder, Russell Faria to Get $2M to Settle Lawsuit Against Police (Robert Patrick)
Film Daily | How The Awful Murder of Betsy Faria Inspired A True Crime Phenomenon (Victoria Stuewe).
Today | Renee Zellweger Set To Make Broadcast TV Debut in True Crime Story (Scott Stump)
Case Text - Faria v. McCarrick Case No. 4:16-cv-01175-JAR
The National Registry of Exonerations - Russell Faria
Dateline Podcast: The Thing About Pam