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Teen satanist 22: 19-year-old Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour claims 22 deaths

Teen satanist Miranda Barbour, also known as Craigslist killer, is claiming to have killed at least 22 people. “When I hit 22, I stopped counting,” said the 19-year-old teen about her killing spree across the United States which was supposedly part of a Satanic cult. According to a Feb. 15, 2014, The Daily Item report, the Craigslist killer had requested an interview that was recorded by the Northumberland County Prison in Pennsylvania on Friday night.

Teen satanist 22: 19-year-old Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour claims 22 deaths

“Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton. In a prison interview Friday night, she said that she considered sparing his life until he said the wrong thing. She also said LaFerrara was one of dozens of such victims she killed in the past six years.”

Miranda Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, have been charged by Sunbury police for the Nov. 11 fatal knifing of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara.

According to the 19-year-old teen, 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara was the couple’s first "together" murder victim. He was killed on the couple’s three-week wedding anniversary. Miranda and Elytte had married in North Carolina and then moved to Pennsylvania just three weeks before. Miranda said that she wanted to do something together with her husband.

While prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both, the couple’s lawyers are asking for a psychiatric evaluation of their defendants.

During Friday’s interview, Miranda Barbour said that she could recall the murder of Troy LaFerrara clearly. “I remember everything. It is like watching a movie.”

Miranda Barbour and LaFerrara met through a Craisgslist ad in which she agreed to have an intimate encounter for $100. The two met in a parking lot and drove about six miles to Sunbury in the teen's Honda CRV. According to court documents, Elytte Barbour jumped up from the floor of the back seat, strapped a cord around LaFerrara’s neck, and strangled him while his wife stabbed him in the front seat.

“He said the wrong things,” said the teen. “And then things got out of control. I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed. My husband was just supposed to strangle him.”

During her interview on Friday night, the young Craigslist killer claimed that even though LaFerrara had tried to grope her, “it was his words that set her off.”

The Daily Item’s journalist, Francis Scarcella, described Miranda Barbour as very well spoken, very mild mannered, and very polite during her interview. “She was very polite and she was very just soft, very soft and she never hesitated in anything.”

In regard to her participation in the killing of reportedly more than 22 people in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California, the 19-year-old provided only scant details. “The majority of her murders, she said, took place in Alaska” where she had joined a satanic cult at the age of 13. Her alleged account of having been pregnant while in the satanic cult and having been strapped by cult members to a bed to have an “in-house abortion” while being drugged, have not been confirmed by any doctor. What the Craigslist killer’s mother has confirmed is that her daughter was sexually abused when she was four years old.

Teen satanist Miranda Barbour said in her interview on Friday night that the reason for admitting to the reportedly more than 22 killings was that “I knew something was bad inside me and the satanic beliefs brought it out. I embraced it. I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out.”

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