Craigslist killing suspect wants confession nixed

SUNBURY (AP) – A woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a Pennsylvania man they allegedly lured through Craigslist says her confession should be thrown out because she wasn’t given an attorney.

Nineteen-year-old Miranda Barbour was in Northumberland County court on Tuesday.

Investigators allege Barbour stabbed 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara about 20 times in her parked car as her husband Elytte Barbour held a cord tight against LaFerrara’s neck from the back seat and then dumped his body in an alley. Both have pleaded not guilty.

On Dec. 2 and Dec. 3, Barbour voluntarily went to be interviewed at the state police barracks near Selinsgrove.

Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch testified that Barbour was not given a public defender during the interview because she was not under arrest or charged with anything.

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