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, 22, and Miranda Barbour, 18, both face criminal homicide charges in LaFerrara's death. His body was found Nov. The couple recently moved to nearby Selinsgrove from North Carolina. He told police that, on his wife's al, he wrapped a cord around LaFerrara's neck, restraining him while Miranda Barbour stabbed him.
Miranda Barbour was charged Wednesday. She initially denied knowing LaFerrara, but her story evolved as investigators gathered evidence, including the discovery that the last call received by the victim's cellphone was made from heraccording to a police affidavit.
The affidavit said Miranda Barbour acknowledged meeting the victim in Selinsgrove then driving with him to Sunbury, where they parked. She said LaFerrara groped her and she took a knife from between the front seats and stabbed him after he put his hand around her throat, according to the affidavit. Police said Miranda Barbour had told them she purchased cleaning supplies at a department store after stabbing LaFerrara, then picked up her husband and took him to a strip club for his birthday.
On Friday, police said Elytte Barbour told them it was he that had purchased the cleaning products, an investigators said was backed up by surveillance footage. The she placed on websites including Craigslist all said upfront that sex was not part of the deal, he said. Elytte Barbour did not have an attorney at his arraignment Friday night.
A phone message left for his wife's public defender early Saturday was not immediately returned. 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 .
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