April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed
Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed
By Matthew Lysiak April 28, 2014
But she has no regrets about Troy LaFerrara, whom she confessed to murdering, or about the 22 other people in at least four other states she claims to have killed. “I felt no regret. None,” she says. “I didn’t hurt anyone who didn’t deserve it.”
Barbour is charged with criminal homicide for the murder of LaFerrara. Last week her attorney filed a motion asking a judge to rule that she did not torture LaFerrara before killing him, in an effort to take the death penalty off the table. She is due back in court on May 30.
She became an international headline after she told a local reporter on Valentine’s Day that she was a serial killer. Since then, the teen mom from North Pole, Alaska, has been a constant source of media speculation. Police don’t seem to take her seriously as a mass murderer, but she has been fielding requests from CNN and other news outlets….
Miranda believes her “darkness” was created by her Uncle Rick, who abused her as a child. “I think he created a monster inside of me. It’s always there.” She doesn’t want to go into details, but the brutalities inflicted on her by her uncle are a matter of public record, crimes described by the trial judge as the most physically extreme case of abuse he had ever seen….
A few months later, Miranda began to complain that her anus and “pee-pee” hurt, but her parents did nothing.
The abuse continued for almost a year, until Ashley told her mother about the “secrets” of Uncle Rick. In 1998, Fernandez was sentenced to 19 years in jail, but was let out after serving nine years and four months. In July 2011, he was charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found hundreds of images on his computer, and sentenced to a 40-year prison term. He is scheduled for release in 2035….
She says she joined a satanic cult at the age of 12: “I kind of slid into it. But they weren’t just into Satan, there were into hating minorities too.” She insists Satanism has been a positive influence in her life and helped her harness that darkness inside of her—most of the time. “I worship a dark entity,” she explains, “but just because it is dark doesn’t mean that it is bad.”
She claims to have committed her first murder when she was 13. It was a man who owed money to her cult’s leader, whom she identifies only as Forest. She says she lured the man into a dark alley with the promise of sex, and Forest jumped out of the shadows and shot him. “Forest shot him in the chest, but he was still alive,” she says. “He put the gun in my hand. He put his finger over my finger and pulled the trigger.”
Miranda claims she became pregnant by a member of the cult that same year. The other cult members did not want her to have the baby, she says, so they tied her to a bed, gave her drugs and performed a gruesome in-house abortion. Before moving from Alaska, she says, she had to endure a brutal gang rape as the “exit fee” for leaving the cult. “There were only two ways out—by death or gang rape. I was pretty beat up.”
She says her killing spree began in Alaska, and it continued in California, Texas and North Carolina. “There is something inside me. It goes off like a switch. I call it Super Miranda. It’s dark. It’s violent. It’s like another person.” Almost all of her victims were men, but there was a woman in Alaska who Miranda heard was prostituting her children. “We drugged her and took her out into the forest,” she says. “We tortured her. We cut her. We burned her a little bit. She denied it all at first—you know, people will say anything when you torture them—but she finally admitted it and promised she wouldn’t do it again. I knew she was lying. These people always lie. We cut her and threw her in a hole in the ice.” ….
Miranda Barbour’s Sister: My Mom Is to Blame for Her Troubles
By Nicole Weisensee 04/28/2014
There is only one person to blame for accused Craigslist killer – and wannabe serial killer – Miranda Barbour’s lies and violent behavior, her sister told Dr. Phil McGraw in an episode of his show that aired Monday.
“My mom made Miranda the way she is,” Ashley Dean said as their mother, Elizabeth Dean, dissolved into tears. “My mom has been a bad mom.”
Ashley went on to say that their mother was inattentive, had numerous men over that she just met after divorcing their father and even left her to babysit Miranda when she was 6 and Miranda was 3 years old.
“I just want to make it clear that it’s not my sister’s fault,” she said. “She’s not this monster on her own. It’s come from someone else.”
Elizabeth said she took Miranda to many therapists over the years to get her the help she needed.
“I love Miranda,” she said. “I will never turn my back on her. She’s my daughter.”
Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte, have been charged with the Nov. 11 murder of Troy LeFerrara, 42, whom they allegedly met via a Craigslist ad and lured to his death. They have both pleaded not guilty.
In February, Miranda told a Pennsylvania newspaper reporter she killed at least 21 other people. While Ashley and their mother believe Miranda killed LeFerrara, they do not believe she killed anyone else….
Miranda Barbour “Satanic cult” kept a horror journal detailing murders, Arrest Of Rabbi For Distributing Child P_rn, Action by Campus Rape Victim, One Third Of E.U. Women Suffer Abuse
March 7, 2014 Comments Off on Miranda Barbour “Satanic cult” kept a horror journal detailing murders, Arrest Of Rabbi For Distributing Child P_rn, Action by Campus Rape Victim, One Third Of E.U. Women Suffer Abuse
– ‘My life with the thrill-kill cult’
– ‘If I get out of here I’d do it again’: Mother admits Craigslist killer kept a horror journal detailing murders
– Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Brooklyn Rabbi For Distributing Child Pornography
– Landmark Civil Rights Action Filed by Campus Rape Victim to Halt New Federal Law
– World E.U. Study: One Third Of E.U. Women Suffer Abuse
‘My life with the thrill-kill cult’
By Francis Scarcella March 1, 2014
Two months after her arrest for murder, Sunbury, Pennsylvania’s most notorious resident wrote me a letter. “I put you on my visitor’s list,” she wrote in neat handwriting. “The rest is up to you.”
Sideways was her signature: Miranda Barbour….
Now Miranda, all of 19 years old, wanted to tell her side of the story.
It was Valentine’s Day. She sat behind the glass, impassive in an orange prison suit, and gestured for me to pick up the phone. A voice came on the line, warning us that the conversation was being recorded.
“Wish you could have had your pad and pen,” Miranda said.
They didn’t let reporters record conversations, I explained. Memory would have to do. “I have a lot of things I want to say,” she said. “Some of which will be difficult to hear.”
Her voice was very soft and high, like that of a little girl.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve done this.” Lured a man on Craigslist?
“This was the first time on Craigslist, but I’ve killed before.” It took me a moment to absorb that. How many times? “Less than 100.”
Miranda, I said, no one in the world is going to believe you killed 100 people. Give me a number.
“Well,” she said, “I stopped counting at 22.”….
As a teenager, Miranda began to hang out with older men and would run away from home.
“She would be gone for days at a time,” Dean said. “I would be out on the streets looking for her.”
Miranda always returned home, but sometimes with stories that were hard to believe, her mother said. She also was in and out of treatment for cutting herself; “One time she cut herself so deep it was into the tissue,” Dean said.
The family moved to Florida for a year after Miranda’s father took a job. “She told me about things that would happen to her there,” Dean says, crying, “She said she would walk on the docks and piers and smoke weed and sleep with other guys.”….
Miranda fills in the missing days of her childhood with stories of horrors. She was part of a Satanic cult, she says, a gang that would perform occult rituals in the Alaskan woods.
She first killed at age 13.
“I lured a man into an alley that owed the gang leader money,” Miranda said.
“He shot the man and then gave me the gun and told me it was my turn. I hate guns and I couldn’t do it, so he put his hands on my hands and we pulled the trigger,” she said.
Authorities are still trying to find out if there is any truth to what Miranda is claiming. Miranda explained at that point she knew she had something bad inside her and that Satanism let her embrace it.
After that, she said she only targeted “bad people” and those who had hurt children. She says she’s willing to “pinpoint on a map” where she murdered.
An ex-boyfriend, meanwhile, has given Dean an old journal he claims is Miranda’s — a diary the mother will not release but wants to talk to her about. “There are things in here that just can’t be true,” Dean said. “Some of this I just don’t believe. “I don’t believe she has done any of what she is saying, and I don’t know why she is saying all of these things.”
“Who’s to say how many,” Elytte said about his wife’s claims during a phone call placed to reporters. “I know what she told me was 50-50.”
‘If I get out of here I’d do it again’: Mother admits Craigslist killer kept a horror journal detailing murders as she claims she would have spared her married victim if he’d told her 16 was too young for sex
Miranda Barbour, 19, says that she is confessing to the killings to keep her behind bars so she won’t kill again
Her mother Elizabeth Dean says she has a diary with stories that ‘can’t be true,’ but would not confirm or deny they were records of murders
Miranda Barbour said the original plan was to let victim Troy LaFerrara go if he backed when she said she was underage – but he didn’t
The self-confessed serial killer was molested at age 4 and may have decided to kill other child molesters
By Ryan Gorman
1 March 2014
The self-confessed Satanic serial killer who claims to have murdered more than 22 people may have kept a record of the slayings.
Elizabeth Dean confirmed an ex-boyfriend of daughter Miranda Barbour, 19, gave her a diary he claimed was her’s just as the teen appears to have revealed a motive for the supposed killings – revenge.
Miranda Barbour told the New York Post from jail that she would have let Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Sudbury, Pennsylvania go had he stopped groping her when she said she told him she was barely 16-years-old – she was molested at age 4.
Dean did not deny the horror journal was filled with details on the murders, but stopped short of confirming exactly what was scrawled on its pages….
‘There are things in here that just can’t be true,’ she told the paper. ‘Some of this I just don’t believe.
‘I don’t believe she has done any of what she is saying, and I don’t know why she is saying all of these things,’ Dean continued.
The mother also confirmed a claim made by her daughter that she was molested at age 4, saying she immediately went to police and the man was arrested.
Revelations of the murder memoir come as Miranda Barbour claims she is confessing to the killings so she remains behind bars….
‘I still love her,’ Barbour said over a secure telephone line from the jail where he’s awaiting trial for allegedly luring a man through Craigslist, strangling and stabbing him 20 times with his love, three weeks after they were married.
Speaking to CNN Wednesday, heacknowledged, ‘Everyone wants to know about her credibility,’ but wouldn’t comment on whether her confessions were valid.
However, he said she was upfront with him in ‘about 50/50’ of the alleged slayings, with respect to specific names of victims and the locations of the murders….
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Brooklyn Rabbi For Distributing Child Pornography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the arrest of SAMUEL WALDMAN for distributing child pornography. WALDMAN, 52, a rabbi and a teacher at a girl’s seminary, was arrested by HSI agents this morning at his residence in Brooklyn, New York. He was presented today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott in Manhattan federal court.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Samuel Waldman’s position of trust in the community, as both a rabbi and a teacher, makes his alleged distribution of child pornography all the more disturbing. As we have said repeatedly, we have zero tolerance for the exploitation of children and we will prosecute and punish those who engage in this conduct.”….
According to the allegations in the criminal Complaint filed today in Manhattan federal court, in or about November 2013, WALDMAN distributed child pornography over the Internet by making available for downloading through file-sharing software multiple videos depicting minors engaged in sexual acts.
Landmark Civil Rights Action Filed by Campus Rape Victim to Halt New Federal Law
University of Virginia rape victim files suit to stop Campus SaVE Act from undermining federal investigations of UVA’s alleged mishandling of her sexual assault case
A University of Virginia rape victim represented by the Marsh Law Firm has filed a landmark civil rights action to stop a new federal law from undermining pending federal investigations of UVA’s mishandling of a sexual assault case on campus.
Two separate cases—each filed as a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus and Equitable Relief—were lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday, February 21, 2014 and docketed today. The cases are:
Jane Doe v. United States Department of Health and Human Services and Kathleen Sebelius, Civil Action No. 14-0366
Jane Doe v. United States Department of Education and Arne Duncan, Civil Action No. 14-0367
The cases were filed in an effort to halt the Campus SaVE Act—a new federal law that will substantially weaken the rights of sexual assault victims on college campuses guaranteed under Title IX—which is scheduled to take effect on March 7….
One in four to one in five women is sexually assaulted during college in the United States, according to recent studies. Under federal civil rights laws, students are guaranteed the right to an education free from violence and harassment….
World E.U. Study: One Third Of E.U. Women Suffer Abuse
Kharunya Paramaguru March 5, 2014
One in ten claims to have experienced sexual violence by age of 15
A comprehensive and damning report published Wednesday revealed the “extensive” levels of abuse faced by women across the 28-member states in the European Union.
Published by the E.U. Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the survey of 42,000 women aged 18-74 across the E.U. found a third of women in Europe (62 million) had suffered a physical or sexual assault. 1 in 10 women also said they had experienced some kind of sexual violence from an adult by the time they reached 15. Another 1 in 10 had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15….
Older Alaskan satanist branded daughter’s neck, thigh, ma says, Is 19-Year-Old Miranda Barbour Really a Mass Murderer?
March 1, 2014 Comments Off on Older Alaskan satanist branded daughter’s neck, thigh, ma says, Is 19-Year-Old Miranda Barbour Really a Mass Murderer?
Lockup to Miranda’s mom: You can’t visit
Older Alaskan satanist branded daughter’s neck, thigh, ma says By Francis Scarcella The Daily Item February 8, 2014
CARY, N.C…..Police said Miranda told them she met LaFerrara on Craigslist and after an arranged meeting, the engineer began to grope her, so she pulled a knife from between the seats of her Honda CRV and began to stab him before blacking out.
LaFerrara was knifed at least 20 times, police said….
She went on to discuss her daughter’s childhood.
“(Miranda) ran away from home when she was 12,” Dean said. Her daughter grew up in Alaska and has an older sister, Dean said.
“(Miranda) got hooked up with a guy (in Alaska) who was into satanic stuff, and when she came home one day, she told me that he owns her now.”
The man’s name was Forrest, Dean said.
“I asked her what she was talking about, and she told me that this man owns her and she has to do whatever he says,” Dean said. “She said he branded her by carving a swastika on the back of her neck and his name on her thigh.
“She told me she was out prostituting at 12 years old and that this man was her ruler.”….
“I told (Miranda) when she was in Alaska, she needed to stop all of this and get away from these (satanic) people,” Dean said. “She was involved in this satanic stuff and this man (Forrest) still has a hold on her. It’s heart-breaking.”
One day Miranda came home and said she wanted to change her life, so Dean sent her to North Carolina to live with Miranda’s uncle, Arlin Fletcher….
Miranda told her mother that Elytte became engaged in the satanic world after Miranda and Elytte became romantically involved.
“She told me he liked it, but she said, ‘Mom, I can’t put him on the panel because Forrest won’t let me.’”
Dean didn’t know what the panel meant. She said she knows her daughter participated in satanic rituals, but was unsure about the nature of them.
“I have no idea,” she said. “I know if you talk to Elf, he will say she (Miranda) killed plenty of times before, but I just don’t know. I asked her and she said ‘Never.’”
Elytte told The Daily Item on Dec. 4 that the father of Miranda’s child was dead. He wouldn’t get into details that day.
“He is not dead,” Dean said. “But we don’t know who the father is. It could be one of several people.”…. http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1280779959/Lockup-to-Miranda-s-mom-You-can-t-visit
Is 19-Year-Old Miranda Barbour Really a Mass Murderer?
By Robert Kolker 2/27/14
This winter, America discovered a new Craigslist killer—a 19-year-old woman named Miranda Barbour, arrested in December along with her husband, Elytte Barbour, for the murder of a 42-year-old man named Troy LaFerrara, whom they lured in with a Craigslist sex ad. Now in jail awaiting trial, Barbour told a reporter in January that she’s killed dozens of others — she says she “stopped counting” at 22 — all as part of a Satanic cult.
To be sure, there is a lot to take in at once with Barbour’s story, much of which inverts the serial-killer archetype as we’ve come to understand it: She’s female and a teenager, and her story involves sexual abuse, Satanism, institutionalization, drug addiction, mental illness, bad boyfriends, and a two-year-old child now out of her custody. Based on the rough outlines of Barbour’s biography, she would have had to have started around age 13 to do what she claims to have done. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/miranda-barbour-really-a-mass-murderer.html
Barbour body count at 22?, The Thrill of the Kill – Chilling Interview, Elytte Barbour Responds to His Wife’s Chilling Interview
February 20, 2014 Comments Off on Barbour body count at 22?, The Thrill of the Kill – Chilling Interview, Elytte Barbour Responds to His Wife’s Chilling Interview
– Barbour body count at 22?
– The Thrill of the Kill – Chilling Interview
– Elytte Barbour Responds to His Wife’s Chilling Interview
– Troopers: No evidence Miranda Barbour linked to Alaska killings
– Graves’ discovery affects Miss. medical school’s plans
Barbour body count at 22?
By Francis Scarcella The Daily Item
February 15, 2014
SUNBURY — Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton. In a prison interview Friday night, she said that she considered sparing his life until he said the wrong thing. She also said LaFerrara was one of dozens of such victims she killed in the past six years.
Barbour, with her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, of Selinsgrove, has been charged by Sunbury police in the Nov. 11 fatal knifing of LaFerrara. She requested an interview that was recorded by the Northumberland County Prison on Friday night.
While she offered scant details of her participation in slayings in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California, city police confirmed Saturday they had been working, prior to her revelations Friday night, with investigators from other states and the FBI about Miranda Barbour’s possible connection to other killings. The majority of her murders, she said, took place in Alaska….
She wants to plead guilty to LaFerrara’s murder, and said she is ready to speak with police about her other victims.
“I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said….
Miranda Barbour said she doesn’t care whether people believe her, that she wanted to tell her story to The Daily Item because she wanted to come clean and stop living a lie. She said she felt no remorse for her victims and said she killed only “bad people,” a belief she traced through a troubled childhood.
She said she was sexually molested at age 4 and was introduced to murder at 13, literally in the hands of a man who led her to satanism — beliefs that she said she held at the time of the LaFerrara homicide.
“I feel it is time to get all of this out,” she said. “I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out.”
Suspect: I joined satanic cult
Miranda said when she was 4, she was sexually molested by a relative.
Elizabeth Dean, Miranda’s mother, confirmed Saturday that her sister’s husband was later arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
“It was bad,” Dean said. “I never let (her) stay anywhere except for my sister’s house, and I was devastated when I found out.”
Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska. Soon after, Miranda said, she had her first experience in murder.
Barbour said she went with the leader of the satanic cult to meet a man who owed the cult leader money.
“It was in an alley and he (the cult leader) shot him,” she said, declining to identify the cult leader.
“Then he said to me that it was my turn to shoot him. I hate guns. I don’t use guns. I couldn’t do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine and we pulled the trigger. And then from there I just continued to kill.”
While in the satanic cult, Miranda became pregnant. The cult did not want her to have the baby, so, she said, members tied her to a bed, gave her drugs and she had an “in-house abortion.”
However, her mother on Saturday said that when Miranda told her about the abortion, she took her daughter to a doctor who said there were no signs of an ended pregnancy.
Miranda said she spent the next three years in Alaska, continuing in the satanic cult and participating in several murders.
“I wasn’t always there (mentally),” she said, adding that she had begun to use drugs. “I knew something was bad inside me and the satanic beliefs brought it out. I embraced it.”….
The Thrill of the Kill- Chilling Interview
The case of the accused thrill killers takes a shocking twist. Investigators say a woman helped her newlywed husband kill a man they met on Craigslist … Now, in an interview with a local newspaper Miranda Barbour admits to that murder and many other killings across the country.
Eyewitness News Reporter Valerie Tysanner talked with Daily Item Reporter, Francis Scarcella about the interview.
Elytte Barbour Responds to His Wife’s Chilling Interview
Sunbury, Northumberland County- “I plead the Fifth…” That’s what accused Craigslist thrill killer Elytte Barbour said with a half smile when asked Monday what he thought about his wife, Miranda Barbour’s claim that she’s killed 22 people as part of a satanic cult.
He was heading into a hearing when he started talking when Eyewitness News and other reporters began asking questions..
Eyewitness News-reporters: Do you think she actually killed 22 people? Barbour: Who’s to say.
Eyewitness News-reporters : Do you think she’s lying? Barbour: I didn’t say that.
Eyewitness News-reporters : Do you think she’s telling the truth? Barbour: Don’t put words in my mouth.
Troopers: No evidence Miranda Barbour linked to Alaska killings By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
February 18, 2014
There’s no evidence that a self-proclaimed satanist serial killer, who claims to have victims in Alaska, is actually connected to any unsolved murders here, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement Tuesday.
“At this time the Alaska State Troopers are not aware of any information — beyond Barbour’s comments quoted in the press — or evidence that would implicate Barbour with a homicide committed in Alaska,” AST spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote in an email Tuesday.
Graves’ discovery affects Miss. medical school’s plans
Jerry Mitchell, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger February 9, 2014
1,000 bodies may have been asylum patients; more might be revealed on campus.
JACKSON, Miss. — Future progress for the state’s longtime medical school has collided with the ghosts of Mississippi’s past — the discovery of a 1,000 bodies buried on its campus and the likelihood of more.
Officials of the fast-growing University of Mississippi Medical Center had planned to build a parking garage east of the dental school, where a grove of trees now sits.
But testing in the area revealed 1,000 bodies, believed to have been patients at the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum a century ago.
“None have names,” said Dr. James Keeton, dean of the medical school….