On this date, November 11, 2013, Troy LaFerrara, a Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania man, was murdered. Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in September 2014.
We will post several news sources to show that the father of Miranda Barbour supported his own daughter execution if it were to be carried out. She pleaded guilty in a plea bargain to avoid getting the death penalty.
INTERNET SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563186/Parents-real-life-Dexter-serial-killer-say-dont-believe-daughter-murdered-22-people-say-guilty-murder-sentenced-death.html
Mrs Dean refused to elaborate on what her daughter meant by her shocking confession.
But with an off camera interview with local TV station WRAL she expressed serious doubts about her daughter's claim pointing out that she was arrested within hours of the murder of Troy LaFerrara in Pennsylvania last December.
Dean said after Barbour got pregnant two years ago and did not know who the father was the family moved to North Carolina for a new start.
Her daughter met Elytte Barbour and after a short romance were married last October and moved out of state.
The couple had lived in a rented home in Coats, and Miranda worked as a supermarket cashier while her 22 year old husband was a short order cook at the local diner.
The alleged killer's father said he has nothing but sympathy for the family of his daughter's only known victim.
'Each morning, I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. If I could trade my life for his, I can honestly say that I would do that for you.'Twenty years in the military has taught me to be prepared to sacrifice. As a Christian, I have often struggled with the issue of capital punishment.'However, as the reality of it settled in over the past few weeks, I believe God has brought me peace with the fact that capital punishment, if chosen by the jury, is an appropriate end in this situation.'In that case, I would stand side by side with you, take your hand, and silently pray that some good may come of this.'
INTERNET SOURCE: http://www.smh.com.au/world/craigslist-murder-suspect-miranda-barbours-father-backs-death-penalty-20140220-hvdaf.html
'Craigslist murder' suspect Miranda Barbour's father backs death penalty
Published: February 21, 2014 - 12:53PM
The father of a Pennsylvania teenager who claims she killed dozens of people says if she is sentenced to die, that would be "an appropriate end".
Sonny Dean said his daughter Miranda Barbour, who is charged with one murder in Pennsylvania, was a heroin addict and a liar. He said she might have been involved with more than one murder but did not believe she was a serial killer.
"I don't believe her," Mr Dean told The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. "There is no way."
Ms Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, are charged with killing Troy LaFerrara, 42, in the Sunbury area in November after she agreed to have sex with him for $100. He was allegedly lured to a rendezvous through the website Craigslist.
In a jailhouse interview last week, she claims to have killed dozens of other people – since the age of 13 – in Alaska, California, North Carolina and Texas. Law enforcement officials have so far been unable to connect her to any other murders.
Ms Barbour lived in Alaska for several years, attending high school there before she and her mother moved to North Carolina in 2012. She claims most of her murders were in Alaska.
It was possible she participated in a killing in Alaska, Mr Dean told the newspaper.
"But I can promise you that she has only been to California once and Texas a few times and both times she wasn't out of my sight," said Mr Dean, who lives in Texas.
If his daughter is convicted and sentenced to die for Mr LaFerrara's death, Mr Dean said he would be willing to hold the hand of the victim's widow during his daughter's execution.
"If I could trade my life for his, I can honestly say that I would do that for you," he wrote in a prepared statement to the LaFerrara family, adding that "I believe God has brought me peace with the fact that capital punishment, if chosen by the jury, is an appropriate end in this situation. In that case, I would stand side by side with you, take your hand, and silently pray that some good may come of this."
Ms Barbour told The Daily Item she killed dozens of people but stopped counting at 22. She said the killings began when she helped lure a man into an alley in Alaska and watched as the leader of the satanic cult she was a member of shot the man once, then helped her pull the trigger again.
"Believe very little of what Miranda says," Mr Dean said. "She has a long history of extreme manipulation and dishonesty."
Ms Barbour's mother, Elizabeth Dean, said she also doubted her daughter's story. Ms Dean, of Cary, North Carolina, told local television in Raleigh that her daughter became involved in a cult while they were living in Alaska.
She and her daughter had moved from Alaska to North Carolina in 2012 to start a new life, she said.
Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
Last updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 4:48 PM
If a jury finds confessed thrill-killer Miranda Barbour guilty of murder, her father says he would support her execution.
Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband have been charged in the premeditated slaying of a 42-year-old central Pennsylvania man. In a jailhouse interview with a reporter from a local newspaper, the Sunbury Daily Item, Barbour also claimed to have killed at least 22 other people as a member of a satanic cult.
Her father, who was given anonymity by the Daily Item, wasn’t buying that.
“I don’t believe her,” he said, calling her the “most manipulative person I have ever known.”
He did allow that Miranda could have been involved with one other slaying, a killing in Alaska.
Alaska State Troopers, however, told the Anchorage Daily News there was no evidence to link her with any unsolved crimes.
But for her father, even one cold-blooded killing would warrant the death penalty.
“I believe God has brought me peace with the fact that capital punishment, if chosen by the jury, is an appropriate end in this situation,” he told the Daily Item.
He said his daughter, who later developed a heroin addiction, had run away from home twice as a young teenager. He said she could have had the opportunity to kill then.
Police said that Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, lured Troy LaFerrara to his death on Nov. 11 by placing an ad on Craigslist offering sex with Miranda. With LaFerrara in her parked car, Miranda Barbour allegedly stabbed him 20 times as Elytte Barbour strangled LaFerrara from the backseat.
The Northumberland County District Attorney would not comment beyond a statement issued by his office yesterday:
“We note that any information regarding crimes committed in other jurisdictions has been or will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the FBI for further investigation,” wrote D.A. Anthony J. Rosini.
“As of this date, there has been no verification of any of the information that has been the subject of media coverage regarding prior acts of the defendant, Miranda Barbour.”
A spokeswoman for the FBI, Carrie Adamowski, confirmed agents were assisting local police with the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.