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Accused Craigslist killer claims to be a real-life Dexter


Accused Craigslist killer claims to be a real-life Dexter

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 17, 2014

A young woman who told a reporter that she has killed more than 20 people compared herself to a popular television character.

Pennsylvania resident Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, are charged with stabbing and killing 42-year-old Troy LaFerrera of Port Trevorton, Pa., to death last November.

Police say that the pair posted an ad on Craigslist offering companionship for money. But when  LaFerrera got into the car with them, they attacked him and Miranda stabbed him more than 20 times.

The murder happened just three weeks after the pair married.

This weekend, she gave a jailhouse interview to a newspaper journalist in Sunbury, Pa. That reporter says that she confessed to 22 murders.

The reporter says there is no way to know if she is telling the truth but that she seems genuine.

Barbour says she was a member of a Satanic cult and that she has moved around quite a bit. She has lived in Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, California and Pennsylvania, where she was arrested.

Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty and they are looking into other possible cases. The FBI is also now investigating.

Barbour compares herself to serial killer Dexter Morgan from the hit show "Dexter." She says that she only killed people that deserved it.

Barbour told the reporter that she started killing when she was just 13 years old and she remembers everything. She has said that she is willing to work with police about her other victims and that she can pinpoint on a map where the prior victims can be found.

The possible serial killer also told the Sunbury reporter that she has no regrets for any of her alleged crimes.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to