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Court Ruling Brings Positive News For Russ Faria

Russ Faria
Russ Faria

Russ Faria, a man currently serving a sentence of life without parole for the murder of his wife, received a possible new lease on life today. In 2014, Russ Faria’s defense team filed a motion with the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals to motion for remand to file motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. Today the appellate court granted that request.

Russ Faria, 45, was convicted in Missouri in 2013 of murdering his terminally ill wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria, in 2011. Faria’s conviction was shocking because he had what appeared to be a rock-solid alibi. Four witnesses testified that Faria was with them watching movies at the time of the murder. Gas station security cameras and a fast food receipt also confirm Faria’s whereabouts that evening. Read More »