The Texas woman who admitted to setting up her boyfriend to k*ill her husband in 2020 was given a life sentence in federal prison on Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
The judge who gave Jennifer Faith her life sentence, United States District Judge Jane J. Boyle, called her “pure evil,” according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham.
In her guilty plea, Jennifer, 49, said that she planned for her husband Jamie Faith, a popular technology director at American Airlines, to be shot and ki*lled on Oct. 9, 2020, while they were walking their dog outside of their home in Oak Cliff, Dallas. Law enforcement says she forced her ex-high school sweetheart and boyfriend Darrin Lopez to ki*ll him.
Lopez has said he is not guilty of murder charges.
Jennifer went on TV right after the shooting and begged people to help find the person who ki*lled her husband.
In October 2020, Faith said, “It’s been terrible.” “Really sad. I go back and forth every day between being completely heartbroken and completely devastated.
In an emotional interview, she told the outlet she needed to find her husband’s k*iller “for closure. I need to make some sense out of this.”
Jennifer “put on quite a performance in the wake of her husband’s murder,” Meacham said in the statement the days after the ki*lling. “She broke down in tears in front of reporters and police, then went home to plan her cover-up.”
“But crocodile tears didn’t stop the feds,” he stated. “We were committed to getting justice for Jamie, and with the Judge’s imposition of a life sentence this afternoon, we’re one step closer.”
Laying the Groundwork for M-urder
Jennifer and Lopez, who is 49 years old, got back together on social media in March 2020 and started dating again.
In the statement, the U.S. Attorney said Jennifer admitted that she used two fake email accounts to talk to Lopez. She pretended to be her husband and a friend to trick Lopez into thinking her husband was physically and sexually abusing her.
In her plea papers, she said that the abuse in question had never happened.
According to the U.S. Attorney, she also admitted that she “downloaded stock images depicting injuries from the internet and attached them to some of the emails to convince Lopez” that the abuse was real.
Lopez drove 650 miles to get to the Faiths’ house in Dallas on October 9, 2020. He got there around 2:19 a.m. and parked his truck in the backyard of an empty house next to the Faiths’ house, according to the police.
Jamie and Jennifer left their house at 7:33 a.m. to walk their dog Maggie.
A minute later, a man in a mask and a gun quickly walked up to the couple and shot Jamie seven times, three times in the head, three times in the torso, and once in the groyne. The suspect then left the scene of the crime in a black Nissan Titan pickup truck with a “T” decal on the back window, according to police.
After looking into it for four months, Jennifer was charged with obstruction of justice in February 2021. They charged her with using interstate commerce to commit murder-for-hire in September 2021. This is a crime that could lead to the death penalty.
It says that in exchange for her guilty plea, the prosecutors agreed to drop the obstruction charge and suggest a life sentence.
Jennifer admitted guilt in February so that she would not be put to death.
Jennifer was given a prison sentence and told to pay a $250,000 fine and $6,500 in restitution to the family of her late husband to cover funeral costs.
The U.S. attorney said in a statement that Jennifer Lopez admitted to ki*lling her husband in a plea deal.
Lopez was caught by ATF agents in Cumberland Furnace on January 11, 2021, on a murder charge.
The gun that was used to ki*ll Mr. Faith was found in his house. Lopez was also charged with a gun crime in the federal government. He has said he is guilty of both the murder charge and the gun charge.
As part of the statement, the U.S. Attorney said Jennifer admitted that she knew Lopez had been hurt in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Army and was now disabled. She then used this information to her advantage.
She sent Lopez money and gifts before and after the murder. The money from a GoFundMe she set up to “Support Jennifer Faith” after her husband’s death was used to pay off two credit cards she gave him.
About a month after her husband died, Jennifer admitted that she filed a claim with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to get about $629,000 in death benefits that Jamie was entitled to through his job.
A statement from the U.S. Attorney said, “She kept Mr. Lopez up to date on the status of the claim on a regular basis.”
As the U.S. Attorney said, they texted each other about using the money to apply for a house in Tennessee in her name.
No amount of time in federal prison will ever be able to save Mr. Faith, but this sentence shows how bad Ms. Faith’s crimes were.” “Those who were hurt by her cowardly attempt to change police and public opinion will always remember her horrible crime,” said ATF Dallas Field Division Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II in a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.