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Craigslist Killer’s Father Supports Daughter’s Execution if Found Guilty

The father of the suspected Pennsylvania Craigslist killer who with her newlywed husband is charged with the murder of a man she met through a Craigslist ad said he would support his daughter’s execution if she is found guilty and would even hold the hand of the victim’s widow.


(AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis, File)

Her father, Sonny Dean, also told The Daily Item newspaper on Wednesday that he believes his 19-year-old-daughter, Miranda Barbour, may have been involved in one other murder besides the fatal stabbing of Troy LaFerrara, 42 on Nov. 11, in Sunbury.

Police said LaFerrara met Barbour through a Craigslist ad which offered up her companionship in exchange for money.

Investigators allege Miranda Barbour stabbed LaFerrara about 20 times in her parked car as her husband, Elytte Barbour, held a cord against LaFerrara’s neck from the back seat and then dumped his lifeless body in the alley.

Dean told the newspaper that his daughter was a heroin addict and is a liar and manipulator, but he does not believe she is a serial killer. “Miranda lives in a fantasy world,” he said.

“Believe very little of what Miranda says,” said Dean, of Texas. “She has a long history of extreme manipulation and dishonesty.”

He did not dispute her claim of being a Satanist and agrees it is possible she may have participated in a killing in Alaska.

Miranda Barbour told The Daily Item last Friday she stopped counting her kills at 22 but believes she has killed less than 100 people. She said she lured a man into an alley in Alaska and watched the leader of the satanic cult to which she belonged to shoot the man before telling Barbour it was her turn.

“The reason I think that the Alaska incident is a possibility is that Miranda ran away from home at least two times that I remember, both for over a 48-hour period,” he said. “Once was around the age of 13 and once was sometime the following year, when she was 14. I don’t know what took place during either of those 48-hour periods.”

In a prepared statement to the victim’s family, Dean said if a jury decides his daughter should be executed, “I would stand side by side with you, take your hand, and silently pray that some good may come of this.”

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