A couple that had been married for just three weeks face criminal homicide charges in the death of Pennsylvania man and cops say they lured the victim to his death because they had a desire to kill someone together.
Fox News reports that Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money.
Elytte Barbour, who is 22 years old, was charged Friday night with criminal homicide in the Nov. 11 stabbing and strangulation death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, a man who met 18-year-old Miranda Barbour through Craigslist and set up a meeting with her for companionship, according to The Daily Item. Miranda Barbour was charged on Tuesday.
According to Sunbury police, Elytte Barbour told investigators he hid in the backseat of the couple's vehicle as his wife picked up LaFerrara at a mall. He told police that, on his wife's signal, he wrapped a cord around LaFerrara's neck, restraining him while Miranda Barbour stabbed him. Police said LaFerrara was stabbed 20 times.
LaFerrara's body was found Nov. 12 in an alley in Sunbury, Pa.
Elytte Barbour reportedly told police Friday night they had planned to kill before, but the plan never worked out, so they continued their search and that it all worked out when they set up the meeting with LaFerrara, police said.
“LaFerrara was just the one with whom it worked,” Elytte Barbour told police, according to The Daily Item.
Fox News also reports that Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told The Daily Item that investigators will also be looking into the death of a man with whom Miranda Barbour had a 1-year-old child.