Pam Hupp faces life in prison after admitting Wednesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict her of the August 2016 murder of Louis Gumpenberger.In a St. Charles, Missouri court room, Hupp entered an Alford plea, allowing her to avoid a death-penalty trial without admitting guilt in the case.Pam Hupp\u201cWe did ask for the death penalty in this case. She\u2019s not going to get the death penalty. She\u2019s going to get life in prison without the possibility of parole. So she will never spend another day of her life outside of a prison cell,\u201d St. Charles County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said in a Wednesday press conference following the hearing. \u201cAs I stand here today, I tell you I believe she deserves to be put to death.\u201dThe prosecutor added that Hupp\u2019s Alford plea \u201cdoesn\u2019t surprise\u201d him.\u201cI don\u2019t think she has the courage to state she did it. She\u2019s shown she is a coward and manipulative from day one,\u201d he said, adding that \u201cwe may never hear her accept any responsibility on this.\u201dGumpenberger\u2019s family is \u201cvery supportive of waiving the death penalty,\u201d as \u201ctheir preference was that she serves the rest of her life behind bars,\u201d according to the prosecutor.\u201cThis culminates a nearly three-year effort to finally bring some justice and closure to the victim\u2019s family,\u201d Lohmar said at the hearing. \u201cThey have been extremely patient throughout this process. Death-penalty cases seem to drag on longer than they should. This case was no different.\u201dAt Wednesday\u2019s press conference, Lohmar pointed to various pieces of evidence that led to Hupp\u2019s August 2016 arrest.\u201cThe evidence in this case, in my opinion, was overwhelming since day one,\u201d he said. Lohmar told reporters that during one of Hupp\u2019s interviews with police, she took a pen left sitting on a table and later proceeded to stab herself in the neck and wrists while in the bathroom. \u201cTo us, as we said in court today, that is a clear sign of consciousness of guilt.\u201dPamela HuppDateline NBCProsecutors have questioned whether Pam Hupp could also be connected to the 2011 murder of her friend, Betsy Faria, and the 2013 undetermined death of her own mother, Shirley Neumann.\u201cThat was something that we had spoken about early on in the process \u2013 if she wants to tell us about this case or any other case she has information about, we\u2019d certainly listen. She didn\u2019t take our offer,\u201d Lohmar said Wednesday.Pam Hupp was the last known person to see Betsy Faria alive before she was stabbed to death in her home in late December of 2011. Four days before the murder, Betsy, who suffered from terminal cancer, had made Pam the beneficiary of a $150,000 life insurance policy. It was a change none of Betsy\u2019s other friends or family members knew about. Betsy\u2019s husband Russ was tried and convicted for his wife\u2019s murder in 2013. Hupp had been the state\u2019s key witness in the case against him.Russ Faria\u2019s conviction was later overturned. At his retrial by another judge in November 2015, Faria\u2019s defense attorney pointed to Hupp as the one with the motive and opportunity to kill Betsy, though she was not called by either side to testify. Faria was found not guilty.Hupp has repeatedly denied any involvement in Betsy Faria's murder. Hupp has never been charged in connection with Betsy\u2019s murder.Pam Hupp is set to be sentenced on August 12. Prosecuting Attorney Lohmar said a victim impact statement from Louis Gumpenberger\u2019s family is not expected at the sentencing.As Dateline has previously reported, Hupp called 911 at 12:08 p.m. on August 16, 2016 to report an active break-in at her O\u2019Fallon, Missouri home. While on the phone, she told 911 she had shot the intruder in self-defense.Gumpenberger, the alleged intruder, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified by his fingerprints; he had no identification on him at the time, but $900 in cash and a note were found in his pants pockets. According to the probable cause statement, the note \u201cappeared to be instructions for Gumpenberger to kidnap Hupp, get Russ\u2019s money from Hupp at her bank, and kill Hupp in order to collect the rest of the $10,000.\u201dProsecuting Attorney Lohmar told reporters his theory is that Pam Hupp had concocted an elaborate plan to frame Russ Faria for his wife Betsy\u2019s murder. The plan, according to Prosecuting Attorney Lohmar, was to make it appear that Russ had hired a hit man to murder Pam so that he could get the insurance money that was given to her after Betsy\u2019s murder.In November of 2017, the manner of death for Hupp\u2019s mother was changed from \u201caccidental\u201d to \u201cundetermined,\u201d according to the St. Louis County Medical Examiner\u2019s Office. A spokesperson told Dateline the amendment followed investigations involving Pam.Police found Hupp\u2019s mother, Shirley Neumann, dead on the ground below her balcony at a senior living facility in Fenton, Missouri in 2013. The railing on her balcony above had been broken. Neumann was 77.Suzanne McCune, an administrator with the St. Louis County Medical Examiner\u2019s Office, told Dateline in November of 2017 that Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Case \u201cfelt that the information and evidence that has been brought forth since [Neumann\u2019s] death was sufficient to indicate that \u2018accident\u2019 was no longer an appropriate determination.\u201dMcCune told Dateline that for a manner of death to be determined as an accident, the fatal injuries must be deemed as unintentional; this, she said, is no longer true in Neumann\u2019s case.\u201cThat\u2019s not to say it\u2019s intentional,\u201d McCune added. \u201cRather, it\u2019s to say the amount of evidence available is no longer clear and compelling enough to indicate that it was an accident.\u201dNo criminal charges have ever been filed in connection with Shirley Neumann\u2019s death.Watch the latest Dateline report on the case, here: Stranger Than Fiction.