There’s no doubting that Pamela “Pam” Hupp frequently found herself in strange situations where a combination of her lies and behaviour almost always resulted in her being suspected of criminal activity. However, as detailed in ‘The Thing About Pam,’ it was her alleged 2016 efforts to distract attention away from herself in connection with the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that brought everything together.
Pam, after all, murdered Louis Gumpenberger in an alleged attempt to blame Russ Faria, but only after she failed to fool Carol McAfee for the same purpose. So, if you’re interested in learning more about the latter, we’ve got you covered.
Also Read: Louis Gumpenberger Murder – How Did Pam Hupp Kill Him And Why?
Who Is Carol McAfee and How She Is Witness in Pam Hupp Case?
Carol McAfee (also known as Carol Alford) has been dubbed a firecracker by officials for her fearlessness in bringing Pam Hupp’s acts to light. After surviving cancer twice, cervical in her 20s and breast in her 30s, she has the mindset that “you only live once,” which is why she got into the now-convicted felon’s car despite feeling something was wrong.
Carol was intrigued by the situation, but she’d also observed a few youngsters in the neighbourhood, prompting her to determine that if Pam was going to hurt someone, she’d make sure it wasn’t a child. Pam had approached Carol, posing as a ‘Dateline’ producer, with a $1,000 offer to voice mimic a 911 call before telling her not to bring any personal stuff because “producers don’t like clutter.”
Carol, knowing of the situation, pocketed her phone as well as two knives and then hopped into the truck to learn more about what was going on, as depicted in the NBC original. Carol eventually informed Pam that she needed to return to her trailer park home since she had forgotten to lock the doors, later stating that she couldn’t do the tape because her kid had become ill and the majority of this encounter was filmed on her surveillance camera.
What happened to Carol McAfee and Where Is She Now?
Carol McAfee contacted her neighbours, the park manager, and the police after being left alone following a little of back and forth with Pam, leading to the notion that Pam’s aim was to kill to frame Russ Faria. Carol first met Russ through the official process, which finally blossomed into a wonderful relationship that has led to their engagement.
In brief, Carol and Russ are still situated in Missouri, where they are preparing not only a future but a life together, surrounded by friends, family, and adoring dogs. She even supports him in his search for justice for Betsy, his late wife.
Carol once commented, “When she was slain, that was his wife.” “It doesn’t change the fact that she was murdered.” I know a piece of his heart will always be with her. I have to accept that because if he didn’t still love her, think about her, or miss her, I’d have to question his integrity, and if I wasn’t okay with that, I’d have to doubt mine.” That’s why Carol is often seen sitting beside her partner throughout the court procedures against Pam in connection to Betsy’s case.
With that said, it’s clear that the pair is also attempting to move on. “Pam Hupp was placed in my path by God for a reason. Carol speculated, “Perhaps it wasn’t only to stop her,” meaning that the criminal was the reason the couple was able to find real love.
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