Woman Admits to Craigslist Killing, Claims She Murdered At Least 22 Others
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman, accused of killing a man she met through Craigslist, claimed that she also was involved in at least 22 other murders across the United States.
In a jailhouse interview with the Daily Item, Miranda Barbour confessed that she and her 22-year-old husband, Elytte Barbour, murdered Troy LaFerrara, 42, last November. She said she lured LaFerrara with a Craigslist ad offering sex for $100 dollars on the couple’s three-week wedding anniversary.
The victim was stabbed by Barbour 20 times as her husband strapped a cord around his neck.
“He said the wrong things. And then things got out of control. I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed. My husband was just supposed to strangle him,” Barbour said, adding that she told LaFerrara she was only 16 years old.
She said in the interview that at age 13, she was introduced to a satanic cult in Alaska and witnessed her first murder.
When asked about her alleged dozens of other victims in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California, she said, “I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them. […] When I hit 22, I stopped counting.”
Barbour said she would lure her victims in, study them, and even befriend them. She claimed she only killed “bad people.”
She also said that at four years old, she was molested by a relative. According to the Daily Item, Barbour’s mother confirmed that her sister’s husband was sentenced to prison for sexual abuse.
Police in Pennsylvania are working with investigators in other states and the FBI. They are reviewing the recordings from the jailhouse interview. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and want to try the couple together.
Barbour said she has no regrets and doesn’t want to get out jail because if she was released, she would commit murder again. She blamed her attorney for her 'not guilty' plea.
As for the timing of the confessions, Barbour said, “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.”