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Skepticism Clouds Miranda Barbour Craigslist Killer Claims

Skepticism Clouds Miranda Barbour Craigslist Killer Claims
Skepticism Clouds Miranda Barbour Craigslist Killer Claims
The Pennsylvania teen charged in the murder of a man she met on Craigslist admitted Friday to killing dozens more during the last six years.

But many say they just aren't buying Miranda Barbour's latest story.

"We haven't established yet that she's a serial killer. There are plenty of people who have taken credit for crimes they didn't do."

Nineteen-year-old Barbour and her newlywed husband originally pleaded not guilty in the death of Troy LaFerrara, who was found stabbed to death in an alley back in November. (Via ABC)

But police say she lured 42-year-old LaFerrara in with a Craigslist ad offering sexual favors for $100 on the couple's three-week wedding anniversary because they wanted to kill someone together.

And during an interview with The Daily Item from her prison cell Friday, Barbour said she wants to change her plea to guilty - and says she has killed at least 22 other people as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.

Francis Scarcella, the reporter for the Daily Item said, "You can take all of the numbers that she threw around and all of that out. But the more surprising thing to me would be the fact that she said if she got out she would do it again."

Police later told the paper that they have contacted the FBI and authorities in other states about Barbour's shocking admission, and an investigation is now underway. And while Barbour has claimed membership in a satanic cult, no group has stepped forward to recognize her as a member.

A representative for the Church of Satan told CNN, "Thorough investigation will likely demonstrate that this cult story is fiction."

And authorities not associated with the investigation have also expressed their skepticism.

"It isn't the work of a serial killer. Serial killers are organized offenders. This is just a disorganized robbery gone bad. It almost sounds like she's trying to make herself into something that she's not."

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both Barbour and her husband. The couple's attorneys have requested their clients undergo psychiatric evaluation before standing trial.

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Mary February 19 2014 at 7:09 AM

I really do not know what to think. There is so much stuff going on with younger people these days that knowthing shocks me. Like why would so many middle and hight school young audlts start going around saying they arre gay are bisexual......it is stagering amounts ...boys and girls.

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PATRICK HAWKINS February 19 2014 at 9:20 AM

Get a clue Mary, Being gay has no connection with being a murderer. You are born gay. And the reason more people are coming out is because society is becoming more accepting, you of course are the exception.

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BIGKEV February 19 2014 at 6:42 AM

This is a ploy to create a reasonable doubt! Media is a perfect Defense weapon.

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outlaw1percenter February 19 2014 at 6:09 AM

All these two scumbags are doing now, is wasting taxpayers money. I don't understand what you get out of turning yourself in? if then they claim they didn't do it? kinda strange. Pretty obvious they both think the system is just a joke and a game. They turned themselves in, so they should go straight to the table for lethal injection, Done !!! plus the fact how they both think its just so funny they killed a guy just to see what it was like, or just for fun as they said, then to add insult to injury to the poor guys family, they smirk and smile for the camera's then the little rat looking husband gets a teardrop tattoo? nothing like sticking your middle finger in the guys families faces. Our system needs to go back like they did in the 16, 1700's and make examples out of scum like them. If I were a judge and never had to worry about all the tree hugger types and the people who say everyone has rights, blah, blah ,blah, id let the families strangle them and stab em 20 some times while asking how they liked it. That's justice. They have been in custody for a few weeks, and look what it has cost us taxpayers already. I hope they get what they deserve. I have zero repect for cowards who kill for fun then laugh in the families faces.

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essiepeaches February 19 2014 at 6:06 AM

She is part of a satanic cult! They just don't want to believe her because they don't want to identify her as a serial killer because she doesn't fit the profile. You can't tell a serial killer by the way they look. I would like to know what satanic cult she's part of. She sounds dangerous.

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James M. Adams February 19 2014 at 5:18 AM

Put her up against a wall

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BIGKEV February 19 2014 at 6:43 AM

ready Aim FIRE!

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newtowinona February 19 2014 at 7:01 AM

Just line em up ,and ask u want a blind fold newtowinona

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outlaw1percenter February 19 2014 at 5:18 AM

All these to scumbags are doing now, is wasting taxpayers money. I don't understand what you get out of turning yourself in? if then they claim they didn't do it? kinda strange. Pretty obvious they both think the system is just a joke and a game. They turned themselves in, so they should go straight to the table for lethal injection, Done !!! plus the fact how they both think its just so funny they killed a guy just to see what it was like, or just for fun as they said, then to add insult to injury to the poor guys family, they smirk and smile for the camera's then the little rat looking husband gets a teardrop tattoo? nothing like sticking your middle finger in the guys families faces. Our system needs to go back like they did in the 16, 1700's and make examples out of scum like them. If I were a judge and never had to worry about all the tree hugger types and the people who say everyone has rights, blah, blah ,blah, id let the families strangle them and stab em 20 some times while asking how they liked it. That's justice. They have been in custody for a few weeks, and look what it has cost us taxpayers already. I hope they get what they deserve. I have zero repect for cowards.

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Turd Ferguson February 19 2014 at 5:05 AM

She's a nutcase. Send her home with some good drugs and get back to reporting real news.

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femdeputy February 19 2014 at 4:39 AM

She got her moment of fame, now show the bodies for the truth. What family is she from where parents allow their child to run wild from state to state. What happened to family values where parents and their children do things together. Parents go one way and let the kids go theirs..No dicipline. Dad kept me in line with his belt, and now that I'm older, I thank him for that.

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p2i2m2p February 19 2014 at 4:28 AM

Really? What the hell does Obama have to do with this woman killing people? How ignorant can you get?

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wiseskeptics February 19 2014 at 4:23 AM

Another glorified Criminal looking for fame in the movie arena????

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