Wife of murdered man spent thousands from GoFundMe appeal on lover ‘who killed him’

Wife of murdered man spent thousands from GoFundMe appeal on lover ‘who killed him’

A twisted wife spent thousands raised on GoFundMe to buy gifts for her boyfriend, who is now accused of murdering her husband.

Jennifer Faith could face the death sentence for arranging the hit on Jamie Faith, who was gunned down while the couple were out walking their dog.

Last month, the 49-year-old admitted plotting the “cold-blooded murder” of her American Airlines manager partner, who was shot seven times by a masked man.

The black widow went on TV urging the gunman to come forward in the days after the killing on October 9, 2020, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, US.

And a fundraising account set up by neighbour Jennifer Svelan then raised $60,000 (£46,000) to help support her family.

But court documents show Faith lavished gifts on lover Darrin Lopez – who has since been charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

The accused was given a Samsung QLED large screen TV and plane tickets, and given access to Faith’s credit cards, according to a new 48 Hours CBS documentary.

Jamie was gunned down while out walking his dog

Faith wrote in an email to Lopez: “Here’s both of my major CC’s.

“AMEX has no limit and I think the Visa has like $35,000 … PLEASE don’t hesitate to use them for whatever you need, especially when it’s stuff for the girls.”

Faith withdrew $58,000 from the the crowdfunder over a two-month period, while leaving a bill of $6,500 for her husband’s funeral unpaid, according to authorities.

Faith and Lopez exchanged over 14,000 calls and texts during the month of the murder.

They had been high school lovers and reconnected at the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, with Faith reportedly admitting to friends they were having an “emotional affair”.

Prominent defence attorney, Christy Jack, was asked by 48 Hours to review the case.

She said: “As soon as I saw it, I thought, ‘That’s a hit.’

“Three times to the head, three times to the chest and once to the groin. … And then [someone] turns to the wife, takes the time to pull out duct tape and wrap her wrists,” she added.

Referring to Faith using the crowdfunded money on gifts, Ms Svelan told the documentary: “I look at it more as not stealing from GoFundMe but stealing from her family, her friends, her community … people who loved Jamie.

“That’s who she was stealing from.”

It is understood GoFundme has since reimbursed the people who had donated to the family.

A filing by the US Department of Justice on February 7 says: “In February 2021, prosecutors charged Ms. Faith, 49, with obstruction of justice.

“In September 2021, they added a charge of use of interstate commerce in the commission of murder-for-hire, an offense that carries a potential death sentence.

“Ms. Faith pleaded guilty to the murder-for-hire charge before U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle on Monday morning.

“In return for her plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the obstruction charge and to recommend a sentence of life imprisonment.

“Sentencing will ultimately be at the discretion of the judge.”

US Attorney Chad Meacham said after her guilty plea. “Even as she wept for her late husband on TV, Ms Faith was corresponding with his murderer, plotting about how to cover up their crime.”

Faith also tried to claim a $629,000 (£482,000) life insurance policy a month after her the murder of her husband.

Jamie had originally met Faith on a blind date before they became inseparable and married.

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