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Accused Craiglist murderer claims she killed over 20 as part of satanic cult

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Miranda Barbour, 19, claims she killed at least 22 people as part of her involvement in a satanic cult, according to a Feb. 15, 2014 Daily Item report.

She is charged with using Craigslist to lure Pennsylvania man, Troy LaFerrara, 42, to a local shopping mall in Nov. 2013 and killing him. Prosecutors say Barbour’s husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, hid in the back of their car as she and Troy drove to Sunbury.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that police say Barbour stabbed Troy around 20 times as her husband strangled him with a cord.

Barbour claims Troy’s murder was her husband’s first killing.

From behind bars, Barbour told The Daily Item she “stopped counting” when the number of people she murdered “hit 22.” She noted that she wants to help police with the other murder cases and “can pinpoint on a map” where each victim can be found.

Barbour added that at the age of 4 she was sexually molested and at 13 a man introduced to her to Satanism and murder. Her mother confirmed to The Daily Item that Barbour was sexually abused by a family member’s husband, who served 14 years in prison for the crime.

The accused murderer said she is now speaking because she wants to get her story out whether people believe her or not.

Barbour claims she became pregnant while in the satanic cult and the group forced her to undergo an “in-house abortion” by tying her to a bed and giving her drugs.

She alleges she spent several years in Alaska as a member of the cult and took part in a number of murders. She told The Daily Item that when she became pregnant again, she moved to North Carolina to “forget everything” she had done and start anew.

The Daily Item asked Barbour why she pleaded not guilty to Troy’s murder at her arraignment and she responded by saying she was “ready to say guilty” but her attorney “grabbed the microphone and said not guilty.”

Sunbury Police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the local newspaper that authorities are looking into Barbour’s claims, noting that his lead officer, Travis Bremigen, “has been in contact with several other states and is working with law enforcement from various cities and towns.”



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