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Father: I will hold the hand of my daughters victims widow while she is executed

Miranda Barbour, father says he supports victims family and death penalty for his daughter if she is found guilty.
Miranda Barbour, father says he supports victims family and death penalty for his daughter if she is found guilty.
Associated Press

Sonny Dean is the father of the young woman who is charged with the death of a man she lured in off Craigslist by offering sexual favors. The Pennsylvania woman and her new hubby are facing the death penalty if they are found guilty of the murder of 42 year old Troy LaFerrara.

Sonny Dean also said that if she is found guilty he would support his daughter's execution. He went on to say that he would be there to hold the hand of the victim's widow.

Dean held nothing back as he said his 19 year old daughter, Miranda Barbour, is a liar, manipulator and heroin junkie who cannot be trusted because she lives in a fantasy world.

The prostitution add was placed on Craigslist to lure a victim the couple could kill to celebrate their 3 week anniversary. LaFerrara was unfortunate enough to have answered the add and he was subsequently stabbed close to 20 times in the car. They dumped him in an alley after he was killed.

Dean said while she may be a heroin addict and is a liar he doesn't think she is telling the truth about killing 22 plus people cross country.

However, Miranda Barbour's statement to the DA said she had killed less than 100 people losing count at 22.

Dean's response was that, "She has a long history of extreme manipulation and dishonesty; Believe very little of what Miranda says."

He did go on to state that the Alaska murder could in some way be connected to his daughter. He also could not dispute that she was a satanist.

"The reason I think that the Alaska incident is a possibility is that Miranda ran away from home at least two times that I remember, both for over a 48-hour period," he said. "Once was around the age of 13 and once was sometime the following year, when she was 14. I don't know what took place during either of those 48-hour periods."

Dean continues to "pray for peace and comfort for LaFerrara's family, especially the victim's widow, Colleen LaFerrara."

He prepared a statement to the LaFerrara family saying that "if a jury decides my daughter should be executed, I would stand side by side with you, take your hand, and silently pray that some good may come of this."

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