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PA Newlyweds randomly kill man off Craigslist for kicks (1 Viewer)

Wilfredo Ledezma

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http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/24159907/police-pa-newlyweds-killed-man-from-craigslist

Posted: Dec 07, 2013 1:41 AM ESTUpdated: Dec 07, 2013 6:41 PM EST
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.

Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before, but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money, authorities said.

Elytte Barbour told investigators "that they committed the murder because they just wanted to murder someone together," police said in the affidavit.

Elytte Barbour, 22, and Miranda Barbour, 18, face criminal homicide charges in LaFerrara's death. His body was found Nov. 12 in an alley in Sunbury, a small city about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The couple had recently moved to nearby Selinsgrove from Dunn, N.C.

Sunbury's police chief, Steve Mazzeo, said Saturday he did not want to comment on the case or the couple's motives since it was still an active investigation.

According to Sunbury police, Elytte Barbour told investigators he hid under a blanket in the backseat of the couple's SUV as his wife picked up LaFerrara at a mall Nov. 11. He told police that, on his wife's signal, he wrapped a cord around LaFerrara's neck, restraining him while Miranda Barbour stabbed him.

The 42-year-old Port Trevorton man was stabbed about 20 times, police said.

Miranda Barbour was charged Tuesday, a day after police first contacted her. She initially denied knowing LaFerrara, but her story evolved as investigators gathered evidence, including the discovery that the last call received by the victim's cellphone was made from her number, according to an affidavit in her case.

That affidavit said Miranda Barbour acknowledged meeting the victim in Selinsgrove and driving with him to Sunbury, where they parked. She said LaFerrara groped her and she took a knife from between the front seats and stabbed him after he put his hand around her throat, according to the affidavit.

Police said Miranda Barbour had told them she purchased cleaning supplies at a department store after stabbing LaFerrara, then picked up her husband and took him to a strip club for his birthday. On Friday, police said, Elytte Barbour told them he was the one who had purchased the cleaning products, an account investigators said was backed up by surveillance footage.

Following his wife's arrest, Elytte Barbour told The Daily Item of Sunbury that Miranda Barbour, whom he married Oct. 22, regularly hired herself out as a "companion" to men she met on various websites, a business venture he said he supported because it didn't involve sexual contact.

Barbour said his wife made anywhere from $50 to $850 by meeting with men for such activities as having dinner together or walking around a mall. The ads she placed on websites including Craigslist all said upfront that sex was not part of the deal, he said.

"She is not a prostitute," he said. "What she does is meet men who have broken marriages or have no one in their lives, and she meets with them and has delightful conversation."

Elytte Barbour didn't have an attorney at his arraignment Friday night. Telephone messages left for his wife's public defenders Saturday were not immediately returned.

Investigators also plan to look into the death of a man with whom Miranda Barbour had a 1-year-old child, Mazzeo said, but he would not say if there is a suspicion of foul play.

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Attractive couple. Also, I am sure that as an 18 yr. old girl, she truly offers some "delightful" conversation.

http://media.theindychannel.com/photo/2013/12/07/newlyweds_1386449610269_1605879_ver1.0_320_240.jpg
She is actually somewhat cute, but that is a face of "I had a horrible childhood and I am mentally disturbed because of it."
You must be looking at a different picture than I am. :X
:shrug: With the right presentation, she could be a 6. I guess I am feeling generous this morming.

 
including the discovery that the last call received by the victim's cellphone was made from her number, according to an affidavit in her case.
Hard to believe this criminal mastermind was ever found out.

 
Attractive couple. Also, I am sure that as an 18 yr. old girl, she truly offers some "delightful" conversation.

http://media.theindychannel.com/photo/2013/12/07/newlyweds_1386449610269_1605879_ver1.0_320_240.jpg
She is actually somewhat cute, but that is a face of "I had a horrible childhood and I am mentally disturbed because of it."
You must be looking at a different picture than I am. :X
:shrug: With the right presentation, she could be a 6. I guess I am feeling generous hammered this morming.
FYP

 
Stupid and murderous is no way to go through life. So I wonder which is really the leader here?
I'm guessing it's her, based on her prior kills.
I am leaning toward the woman as well but I am not sure they are going to hang any other killings on her at this point.
I gotcha. In that case, I'll just revert to my backup answer: It's always the woman's fault.
It's a good fall back position.

I always think these kind of couples thrill killings are interesting. A lot of times it's two people meeting up who on their own would never do anything but together it is like a catalyst for action. Very interesting psychology involved in it.

 
Attractive couple. Also, I am sure that as an 18 yr. old girl, she truly offers some "delightful" conversation.

http://media.theindychannel.com/photo/2013/12/07/newlyweds_1386449610269_1605879_ver1.0_320_240.jpg
She is actually somewhat cute, but that is a face of "I had a horrible childhood and I am mentally disturbed because of it."
You must be looking at a different picture than I am. :X
:shrug: With the right presentation, she could be a 6. I guess I am feeling generous hammered this morming.
FYP
2 hours sleep has similar effects on the body as being drunk I guess. :shrug:
 
Stupid and murderous is no way to go through life. So I wonder which is really the leader here?
I'm guessing it's her, based on her prior kills.
I am leaning toward the woman as well but I am not sure they are going to hang any other killings on her at this point.
I gotcha. In that case, I'll just revert to my backup answer: It's always the woman's fault.
It's a good fall back position.

I always think these kind of couples thrill killings are interesting. A lot of times it's two people meeting up who on their own would never do anything but together it is like a catalyst for action. Very interesting psychology involved in it.
I completely agree with you. The mind and thought process of killers has always fascinated me, as well.

 
It's hard to believe Craigslist is still around. Seems to be no end to the terrible #### that site can lead people into.

 
It's hard to believe Craigslist is still around. Seems to be no end to the terrible #### that site can lead people into.
I think the real culprit here is unregulated prostitution. You sneak around in secret to exchange money for ###, and bad #### seems to happen.

 
Perfectly average, but again, you can see the psycho literally pouring out of her.
You can?
That's not a look of mental stability.
I agree. The dude on the right looks insane

 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520461/Troy-LaFerrara-alive-Craigslist-Newlywed-thrill-killers-stabbed-him.html

Man, 42, lured in Craigslist ad by Newlywed 'thrill killers' was STILL ALIVE - choking and gasping for air - after being stabbed 20 times as couple searched for place to dump his body
  • Miranda Barbour, 18, arranged to meet married engineer Troy LaFerrara in parking lot for sex
  • Her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, was hiding under blanket in backseat and waiting for a signal
  • Police say Elytte strangled LaFerrara with a cord while his wife repeatedly knifed him
  • But LaFerrara was still alive as the couple drove around searching for a place to dump his body
  • Couple later washed blood from the car and drive to a strip club to celebrate Elytte Barbour's birthday
 
She gave an interview.

Asked Friday night how many people she had killed, Miranda Barbour said through a jailhouse phone: “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.” She wants to plead guilty to LaFerrara’s murder, and said she is ready to speak with police about her other victims. “I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said.
Miranda said when she was 4, she was sexually molested by a relative.

Elizabeth Dean, Miranda’s mother, confirmed Saturday that her sister’s husband was later arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced to 14 years in prison. “It was bad,” Dean said. “I never let (her) stay anywhere except for my sister’s house, and I was devastated when I found out.”

Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska. Soon after, Miranda said, she had her first experience in murder. Barbour said she went with the leader of the satanic cult to meet a man who owed the cult leader money. “It was in an alley and he (the cult leader) shot him,” she said, declining to identify the cult leader. “Then he said to me that it was my turn to shoot him. I hate guns. I don’t use guns. I couldn’t do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine and we pulled the trigger. And then from there I just continued to kill.”

While in the satanic cult, Miranda became pregnant. The cult did not want her to have the baby, so, she said, members tied her to a bed, gave her drugs and she had an “in-house abortion.” However, her mother on Saturday said that when Miranda told her about the abortion, she took her daughter to a doctor who said there were no signs of an ended pregnancy.
“I would lure these people in,” she said. “I studied them. I learned them and even became their friend. I did this to people who did bad things and didn’t deserve to be here anymore.”
As she said upon her arrest, Miranda Barbour on Friday night repeated that LaFerrara tried to grope her, but she said it was his words that set her off. “I lied to him and told him I just turned 16,” she said. “He told me that it was OK. If he would have said no, that he wasn’t going to go through with the arrangement, I would have let him go.”
Miranda said she has no regrets for any of her alleged crimes. “I have none,” she said. “I know I will never see my husband again and I have accepted that. I know I wanted to talk about all this because I know I had a 20-year window where I would possibly get out of jail and I don’t want that to happen. If I were to be released, I would do this again.
Good lord.

 
Lots of BS in that interview. She is painting herself as a Dexter type character. I am not buying the whole cult crap.

 

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