'Craigslist killer' claims to have killed dozens

After killing a man in Pennsylvania last November, Miranda Barbour has claimed, during an interview, to have killed dozens of others and also that she belonged to a satanic cult.
Posted By Ananth Baliga   |   Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour claims to have killed dozens of people across multiple states, after she and her husband were accused of killing a man, who they lured using a Craigslist ad.

In a jailhouse interview with The Daily Item newspaper in Sunbury, Pa, Miranda Barbour claimed to have participated in murders across the country -- Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California over a six-year period. Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, are accused of stabbing Troy LaFerrara multiple times after he agreed to pay $100 to have sex with her.

"She said, she has, you know, done this before," said Francis Scarcella, the reporter who interviewed Barbour. "And I said, 'What's the actual number?' And she said, 'Under a hundred.'"

Authorities haven't yet confirmed these claims and neither have they confirmed claims that Barbour was involved in satanism. Sunbury Police Chief Steve Mazzeo told USA TODAY that he was reviewing the latest information and was in contact with "various state and federal agencies to determine the veracity" of Miranda Barbour's claims.

The FBI field office in Philadelphia issued a statement saying that they would offer the Sunbury authorities any assistance required. The Barbours are facing the death penalty for the slaying of LaFerrarra, after Elytte claimed that they committed the crime because they wanted to murder someone together.

Miranda has claimed that she was abused as a child and joined a satanic club in Alaska when she 13. Soon after joining the cult she killed a man who owed the cult leader money, and from then on she says she has continued the killing spree.

[USAToday] [CNN]

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