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FBI talking to Pennsylvania police over accused Craigslist killer

Accused Craigslist Killer Says She Murdered 22 More

(Reuters) - The FBI said on Sunday it was in contact with local police in the case of Miranda Barbour, who is charged with murdering a Pennsylvania man she lured via the website Craigslist and reportedly admits to the killing and at least 22 other slayings.

Barbour, 19, could face the death penalty in connection with the murder of the 42-year-old man who answered her bogus ad offering sex for $100, authorities said.

In a jailhouse interview, Barbour said she was part of a satanic cult and had no remorse for her victims, according to an article published in Saturday's edition of the Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

She admitted that she and her husband stabbed and strangled Troy LaFerrara in Sunbury in November because "he said the wrong things."

Barbour also said she had killed at least 22 people in different parts of the country, including Alaska, California, Texas and North Carolina.

"When I hit 22, I stopped counting," she said in the article on the paper's website.

"I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them," she said.

The FBI said on Sunday in a statement that its Philadelphia division "has recently been in contact with the Sunbury Police Department regarding Miranda Barbour, and will offer any assistance requested in the case."

Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, in state court in December pleaded not guilty to killing LaFerrara, whose body was found dumped in an alley.

The Daily Item, which has a circulation of about 25,000, has been following the case closely.

Prosecutors say the husband hid under a blanket in the back of the car when his wife picked up LaFerrara at a mall near Harrisburg, about 50 miles south of Sunbury.

Barbour said she would have let LaFerrara go but after telling him she was just 16, he said he wanted to proceed with their pay-for-sex arrangement.

"If he would have said no, that he wasn't going to go through with the arrangement, I would have let him go," she told the newspaper.

On her signal, Elytte Barbour, her husband of just three weeks, strangled LaFerrara with a cord while his wife stabbed him about 20 times, police say.

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racurrry February 16 2014 at 10:50 AM

Just chop her head off and be done with the ... !!!

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kayciaccio February 16 2014 at 11:34 AM

I hope the police find the bodies that she claims she killed. The families would at least have some closure. As far as Elytee and Miranda, I hope they both get the death penalty. What a sad world we live in.

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wr1960 kayciaccio February 16 2014 at 11:42 AM

that would cost the tax payers a lot of money, they will never be xecuted. they will keep appealing...

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acmeme kayciaccio February 16 2014 at 11:53 AM

And get it soon.

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Fed Up February 16 2014 at 11:34 AM

It sounds like a real life version of "The Following". Keep watching TV, sweetheart.

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ryzakmark February 16 2014 at 11:35 AM

We need to bring back medieval punishments for sick monsters like this...let the families of the victims have at her and rip her to pieces...that's justice. I hope that when she arrives in hell the devil shovels hot coals up her ass for all eternity

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phlk445 February 16 2014 at 11:37 AM

Feed herand here other associates to the zoo animals and video record it for all the other a$$holes out there to see !

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pepper348 phlk445 February 16 2014 at 12:11 PM

Plenty of abused women never go on to hurt (much less kill ) anyone. If she wants to tell us all about her experience, in the long run, maybe psychologists will learn something new . What we already know is that now she gets to live the rest of her pathetic life at the cost of us tax payers. I pay enough taxes already, and sure to not want to support her or her pathetic hubby.

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Gloria Ann February 16 2014 at 5:38 PM

Where were the parents when this girl began getting involved with a cult?(age 13) It is a shame that so many young children/teens have no or little parental involvement in their lives.; many times the parents are so messed up(drugs, alcohol) that the children basically raise themselves. In my opinion; children/teens just do not take up with gangs, cults...etc...if they have loving, attentive parents. ( or least one decent parent) I see young girls everyday that are so starved for attention and acceptance that they will follow most anyone who shows them any attention. Wake up parents! Do not bring children into the world that you do not have the maturity,resources,time or patience to raise. This young woman will probably do better in prison than on the streets...she should never get out of jail. I pray that some way ...somehow...she finds God...and seeks forgiveness.

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Max H Bortnick February 16 2014 at 11:45 AM

she is just trying to taint the jury poole and the press is helping this dirty piece of trash out..

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erinboyo February 16 2014 at 11:48 AM

put her to death

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lgfree February 16 2014 at 11:53 AM

Female serial killers are extremely rare.

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gonzobaseball February 16 2014 at 11:56 AM

Here is a good idea She doesnt want to leave prison fine put her in a room and check her every 30 days and see how she is doing? Dont feed her dont even check her just go once every 30 days Let her

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