ST. CHARLES, MO. (KMOX) – New developments in the Pamela Hupp case in St. Charles County.

St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar held a news conference Thursday afternoon to announce that he is seeking the death penalty in this case.

Lohmar says that in the five years he’s worked as the St. Charles County Prosecutor, his office has not sought the death penalty.

He says the Hupp case is one of those cases that is “extreme” enough to warrant the death penalty. Lohmar says he believes the jury will agree once they see all of the evidence in this case.

Pamela Hupp is accused of murdering Louis Gumpenberger, which prosecutors say was a part of a scheme to divert attention from another murder in 2011.

Hupp’s trial is scheduled for October. KMOX will have the latest on this case every step of the way.

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