Could it be true? In a new interview from jail, the 19-year-old girl who killed a man she met on Craigslist in November shockingly claimed that she’s killed dozens more as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.
Miranda Barbour, 19, and her husband are already in prison for stabbing Troy LaFerrara, 42, to death after he solicited Miranda for sex via Craigslist in Nov. 2013, but the teen may be guilty of much, much more. In a shocking new interview, Miranda claimed that she’s literally lost count of how many people she’s killed as part of a satanic cult.
Miranda Barbour: I’ve Killed Over 22 People
“When I hit 22, I stopped counting,” Miranda told the Sunbury, Pa. Daily Item in an interview from jail on Feb. 14. “I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them. I remember everything. It’s like watching a movie.” The teen killer says that her murders coincided with her joining a satanic cult based in Alaska at the age of 13.
Speaking of her first alleged kill, Miranda said the cult’s leader helped her pull the trigger and shoot and kill a man who owed the cult money. “And then from there I just continued to kill.”
The deranged killer, who has a young daughter from a past lover, claimed to have bodies buried across the country in California, North Carolina, Texas, and Alaska, where most of the alleged murders took place.
“I would lure these people in,” Miranda seemed to boast. “I studied them. I learned them and even became their friend.” She also added that these victims, “did bad things and didn’t deserve to be here anymore.” Sunbury police were reportedly already aware of Miranda’s claims, and they are looking into them with the help of investigators from other states, as well as the FBI.
Miranda Barbour’s Craigslist Murder
Miranda and her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, are facing the death penalty for stabbing Troy LaFerrara 2o times in what investigators called a “thrill kill” to mark their three-week wedding anniversary.
Miranda lured Troy in on Craigslist, posting an ad offering “companionship.” Troy and Miranda met in a parking lot of a shopping mall in Sunbury. Elytte hid under a blanket in the backseat of Miranda’s car, and after receiving a signal from her, he jumped up and wrapped a cord around Troy’s neck, prosecutors said according to the New York Daily News. Miranda then stabbed him 20 times and dumped his body in an alley.
After initially claiming that she stabbed Troy because he molested her, Miranda admitted to the killing in her interview from jail, saying he “said the wrong things and then things got out of control.”
— Andrew Gruttadaro