Powerful Testimony About Pam Hupp Murder Case Leads to $3 Million Wrongful Death Judgment

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Burger Law, a St. Louis Wrongful Death Law Law Firm, obtained a $3 Million Judgment against Pamela Hupp on Friday July 17, 2020, for the family of Louis Gumpenberger.

Burger Law obtained a $3 Million Judgment against Pamela Hupp on Friday July 17, 2020, for the family of Louis Gumpenberger

Burger Law obtained a $3 Million Judgment against Pamela Hupp on Friday July 17, 2020, for the family of Louis Gumpenberger

“In a word – powerful. I mean she spoke from the heart. She’s lived this, the love for her lost son, what she’s done through the circus that Pam Hupp has put her through."

Burger Law obtained a $3 Million judgment against Pamela Hupp on Friday July 17, 2020, for the family of Louis Gumpenberger in case 1911-CC00952, Burch v Hupp, of the St Charles Circuit Division. Hupp shot and killed Gumpenberger on August 16, 2016. Judge Michael James Fagras ordered defendant Pam Hupp to pay damages to Margaret Burch for the wrongful death of Gumpenberger, Burch’s son.

Defendant Hupp shot and killed Louis Gumpenberger in her home, as stated in the First Amended Petition submitted on June 2, 2020 by Gary Burger:

Shortly before the shooting, Hupp called 911 and claimed that Gumpenberger, armed with a knife, jumped out of a vehicle and attacked her and demanded that she drive him and another person to a bank to retrieve Russ Faria’s money. Hupp claimed that this event led her to flee into her house and then shoot Gumpenberger in self-defense. To corroborate her story, Hupp planted a knife and a note on Gumpenberger’s body. The note contained instructions to "kidnap Hupp, get Russ's money from Hupp at her bank, and kill Hupp" and to "Take Hupp back to house and get rid of her. Make it look like Russ' wife. Make sure knife sticking out of neck." in return for a reward of $10,000. She put $900 in Gumpenberger’s pocket.

On June 19, 2019, Hupp entered an Alford plea to the criminal charges and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Hupp is currently incarcerated with the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Attorney Gary Burger represented plaintiff Margaret Burch, the mother of Louis Gumpenberger. Margaret Busch is also the guardian of Louis Gumpenberger’s minor child, Tevelan Gumpenberger. The hearing took place in person in the St. Charles County courthouse, one of the first to do so since the coronavirus pandemic shut down many courthouses and postponed proceedings across the country. Hupp declined to appear at the hearing.

Burger attributes the win to the moving testimony Burch gave that day in court. As Burger describes it, it was “In a word - powerful. I mean she spoke from the heart. She’s lived this, the love for her lost son, what she’s done through the circus that Pam Hupp has put her through.”

Burger Law is proud to represent clients like Burch and to uphold justice in the community. Mr. Burger may be contacted at 314-799-4848 or gary@burgerlaw.com. To see further details about this case result, please visit the following: https://burgerlaw.com/result/3-million-settlement-son-murdered-by-pam-hupp/. For more information on St Louis personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys, go to https://burgerlaw.com.

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