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Life for Craigslist murder couple

A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad have been sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society.

Neither Miranda Barbour, 19, nor her husband Elytte, 22, displayed any emotion in Northumberland County Court in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, as the victims' relatives expressed anger and pain over the killing.

However, Elytte Barbour apologised but said he could not explain his actions.

They pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, in a plea deal that ruled out the death penalty.

Troy LaFerrara was answering an ad offering companionship when he was attacked in Miranda Barbour's vehicle on November 11.

Police say she stabbed him 20 times while her husband held a cord around his neck.


From Belfast Telegraph