Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Slaying suspect claims to have killed 22 others

SUNBURY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.

In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the past six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.

"I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out," Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night.

Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the paper that investigators were aware of Barbour's claims. He said they had contacted police in other jurisdictions.

Miranda Barbour's lawyer did not return messages from the Associated Press on Sunday.

Attorneys for Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, have sought psychiatric evaluations for their clients.

Miranda Barbour told investigators she met LaFerrara after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money.

Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together, according to court papers.

In the interview, Miranda Barbour offered little detail on the murders she claimed to have participated in in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California.

SUNBURY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating.

In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said in the interview she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the past six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.

"I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out," Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night.

Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the paper that investigators were aware of Barbour's claims. He said they had contacted police in other jurisdictions.

Miranda Barbour's attorney did not return messages from the Associated Press on Sunday.

Attorneys for Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, have sought psychiatric evaluations for their clients.

Miranda Barbour told investigators she met LaFerrara after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money.

Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together, according to court papers.

In the interview, Miranda Barbour offered little detail on the murders she claimed to have participated in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California.

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