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Teen satanist held in Pennsylvania claims she's a serial killer

Feb. 16, 2014 at 12:27 AM   |   Comments

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SUNBURY, Pa., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A teen satanist charged in one murder along with her husband alleges she's a serial killer and police in Pennsylvania say they are taking her claims seriously.

The (Sunbury) Daily Item reported Saturday Miranda Barbour, 19, admitted her guilt in the Nov. 11 stabbing death of Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton and went on to confess she has killed many others in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California in the past six years.

"When I hit 22, I stopped counting,"Barbour told the newspaper through a phone at Northumberland County Prison Friday night. "I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them."

She said she is ready to plead guilty to the murder of LaFerrara, who she said she killed after agreeing to have sex with for $100 after meeting him through a Craiglist ad, and is willing to talk to police about the other alleged killings.

Court documents allege she stabbed LaFerrara 20 times while her 22-year-old husband Elytte Barbour of Selinsgrove had a cord wrapped around his neck.

Miranda Barbour told the Daily Item she was confessing to being a serial killer because she wanted to stop living a lie, though she added she felt no remorse because she only killed "bad people."

"I feel it is time to get all of this out," she said. "I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out."

She also said she was sexually molested by a relative when she was 4, joined a satanic cult in Alaska at 13 and became involved murder soon after.

She said she became pregnant twice, had a least one abortion.

Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo said authorities were taking her claims seriously.

"We are reviewing the recording of the Daily Item interview and I will not confirm or deny anything at this point," he said.

"I will however say that through investigations by lead officer Travis Bremigen he has been in contact with several other states and is working with law enforcement from various cities and towns.

"From information we gathered and from information gathered from her interview we are seriously concerned and have been in contact with the proper authorities."

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