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Midstate newlyweds face hearings in Sunbury in Craigslist death

Written by Associated Press | Dec 20, 2013 6:08 AM
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(Sunbury) -- Newlyweds who police say lured a stranger through a Craigslist ad, stabbed him to death and dumped his body in an alley face preliminary hearings.

Separate hearings are slated today in Sunbury, Northumberland County for 22-year-old Elytte Barbour and his 18-year-old wife, Miranda, of Selinsgrove.

They're being held without bail on criminal homicide charges in the November 11th death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton, Snyder County.  

Elytte Barbour told police they killed LaFerrara, who was stabbed 20 times, because they wanted to kill someone together.

The couple, who were married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania during the three weeks leading up to the crime, told police Miranda stabbed LaFerrara in the front seat of her car while her husband held a cord around his neck.

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