Miranda Barbour, who along with her husband is facing the death penalty for killing a 42-year-old man she met on Craigslist, claimed in a jailhouse interview that she has killed at least 22 other people as a part of her involvement with a satanic cult.
A Pennsylvania newlywed accused of meeting a man on Craigslist and then stabbing him to death with her husband’s help said she killed more than 20 more people as part of her involvement in a bloodthirsty satanic cult.
“When I hit 22, I stopped counting,” 19-year-old Miranda Barbour told the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item newspaper in a chilling jailhouse interview Friday.
“I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she boasted. “I remember everything. It is like watching a movie.”
Barbour’s claims of serial killer infamy came as she and her husband, Elytte, 22, are facing the death penalty for stabbing Troy LaFerrara to death on Nov. 11 in what investigators called a “thrill kill” to mark the couple’s three-week wedding anniversary.
Miranda lured the lonely 42-year-old with a Craigslist ad offering “companionship,” and the two met in the parking lot of a shopping mall before driving to a spot in Sunbury, authorities said.
Elytte Barbour hid beneath a blanket in the Honda CRV’s backseat and, after receiving a signal from his wife, jumped up and wrapped a cord around the LaFerrara’s neck, prosecutors said.
Miranda then stabbed him 20 times. LeFerrara’s body was found in an alley the next day.
Initially, Barbour told police she stabbed the passenger because he groped her and tried to choke her.
But on Friday, she admitted to the killing, claiming that LaFerrara “said the wrong things and then things got out of control.”
“I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed,” Barbour told the Daily Item. “My husband was just supposed to strangle him.”
Speaking through a jailhouse phone, Barbour told the newspaper LaFerrara was just the latest victim in a multistate killing spree that began at 13 when she joined a satanic cult in Alaska.
The cult’s leader let her tag along on a hit on someone who owed him money, she said.
The unnamed leader shot the man and then handed her the gun to finish him off, she claimed.
“I couldn’t do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine and we pulled the trigger,” Barbour said.
“And then from there I just continued to kill.”
The deranged young mom, who has a daughter from a past lover, claimed to have bodies stashed in California, North Carolina and Texas, as well as Alaska, where most of the murders took place.
Her victims, she told the Daily Item, “did bad things and didn’t deserve to be here anymore.”
“I would lure these people in. I studied them. I learned them and even became their friend,” she said.
On Saturday, Sunbury police said they were aware of Barbour’s claims and were looking into them with help from investigators in other states and the FBI.
So far, there were no reports of any evidence linking Barbour or her husband to any other killings.
Barbour said she had no regrets about killing LaFerrara – or any of the other alleged victims.
“If I were to be released, I would do this again,” she told the newspaper.