Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour claims there are at least 22 other victims
In a story that has captured US national attention, a newlywed couple Elyette and Miranda Barbour have been charged with the so called ‘Craigslist Killing’ of Troy LaFerrara after meeting him online. But in a new development it seems that LaFerrara isn’t the only victim.
19 year old Miranda has claimed that she has killed at least 22 people in an interview with a newspaper whilst in custody. The claimed six year killing spree is alleged to have started when she was just 13 and joined a satanic cult in Alaska, before moving to North Carolina.
Police are investigating the claims and have contacted the FBI and local police forces in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California, where the other victims are claimed to have be killed.
According to Mr Barbour, the couple had tried to kill other people in the past but were unsuccessful until they met Laferrara online. The couple lured the victim to their car where Mrs Barbour stabbed LaFferrara while Mr Barbour held a cord round his neck. The police and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both defendants.
Claiming responsibility for an additional 22 killings, Miranda Barbour told The Daily Item newspaper that, “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.”
She also told the newspaper that she had only killed ‘bad people’ and that she felt no remorse for her actions. Little is known about the other victims, or where they are buried, although FBI and local police departments are investigating the claims.