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Pa. Craigslist killing suspect's dad: She's a liar

Skepticism Clouds Miranda Barbour Craigslist Killer Claims

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - The father of a Pennsylvania woman who with her newlywed husband is charged with killing a man she met through Craigslist said he would support his daughter's execution if she is found guilty and even hold the hand of the victim's widow.

Sonny Dean also told The Daily Item newspaper (http://bit.ly/1kZb38H ) on Wednesday that he believes his 19-year-old daughter, Miranda Barbour, may have been involved in one other murder besides the Nov. 11 fatal stabbing of Troy LaFerrara, 42, in Sunbury.

Police said LaFerrara met the young woman through her Craigslist ad, which offered companionship in exchange for money.

Investigators allege Miranda Barbour stabbed LaFerrara of Port Trevorton about 20 times in her parked car as her husband, Elytte Barbour, held a cord tight against LaFerrara's neck from the back seat and then dumped his body in an alley.

Dean told the newspaper that his daughter was a heroin addict and is a liar and manipulator, but he doesn't think she is a mass murderer. "Miranda lives in a fantasy world," he said.

Miranda Barbour told The Daily Item last Friday she killed fewer than 100 people but stopped counting at 22. She said she lured a man into an alley in Alaska and watched as the leader of a satanic cult to which she belonged shot the man before telling Barbour it was her turn.

"Believe very little of what Miranda says," said Dean, of Texas. "She has a long history of extreme manipulation and dishonesty."

It is possible she participated in a killing in Alaska, he said. He also did not dispute her claim of being a satanist.

"The reason I think that the Alaska incident is a possibility is that Miranda ran away from home at least two times that I remember, both for over a 48-hour period," he said. "Once was around the age of 13 and once was sometime the following year, when she was 14. I don't know what took place during either of those 48-hour periods."

Dean said he prays for peace and comfort each morning for LaFerrara's family, especially the victim's widow, Colleen LaFerrara.

In a prepared statement to the family, he said if a jury decides his daughter should be executed, "I would stand side by side with you, take your hand, and silently pray that some good may come of this."

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robert.hall49 February 21 2014 at 12:44 AM

She is trying to make it appear that she is crazy so she can avoid the death penalty or be put in a mental institution rather than prison. She is trying to manipulate the system to her benefit.

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Leesa February 21 2014 at 12:36 AM

She seems to love looking at the cameras when she is walking outside.....FAKE!!!! show her reality......Give her the needle without a trial!!!!

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resignbarack February 21 2014 at 12:29 AM

She looks nasty! GROSS!

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Buzzy February 21 2014 at 12:21 AM

No doubt soon she will soon discover Jesus. As well The Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, and perhaps a slew of other fictional characters.

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andrewmabate February 20 2014 at 7:02 PM

I dont see ANY mention of the fact that the man killed was perfectly ok with paying for sex with a VERY young girl...which obvioously didnt end the way he had planned. This girl and her husband killed him and, with there being a law against muder and all, they should rightfuly face consequences, but short of that...I think she did the world a service.

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dbeatty111 February 20 2014 at 11:39 PM

She was of age, and no one deserves to be killed unless a jury sentences you to death.

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SPARKS INC OHIO February 20 2014 at 6:02 PM

She can claim that she is a killer because she is a freedom fighter and get some grants from the US government, like many terrorists group have done and still receiving money from the US.

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bonnieallmine February 20 2014 at 6:25 PM

Would you do the same for male murderers? Or are you just angry at women? No question she is a terrible person, but contain yourself.

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andrewmabate February 20 2014 at 7:04 PM

WOW dude...thats a pretty insane statement to post. Whether you are joking or if your actually dimented enough to mean it...

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ihuber1 February 20 2014 at 5:42 PM

Well... at least she's religious.

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mbrheljr February 20 2014 at 5:18 PM

Out of curiosity, what was this creature's father doing when she was joining satanic cults at age 13?

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patriot1too February 20 2014 at 5:08 PM

This is what we can expect from an athist demon, satanic cult member.

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bonnieallmine February 20 2014 at 6:27 PM

The word is atheist, and atheism and satanism do not go together. One cannot be both an atheist (non believer in God) and a believer in Satan, the enemy of God. Get it together, do not get too excited about this. She is too crazy to be a real satanist. She apparently lies about everything.

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