Police accuse newlyweds of thrill kill murder

Police accuse newlyweds of thrill kill murder

Miranda Barbour, 18, and Elyett Barbour, 22, face criminal homicide charges after allegedly luring Troy LaFerrara to his death. (WNEP / ABC News)

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by ABC News

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 4:50 PM

(ABC News) --  A newlywed couple is facing homicide charges after they allegedly lured a man to their car through Craigslist and killed him for the thrill of it.

Elyette Barbour, 22, and his wife Miranda Barbour 18, were married just three weeks when they allegedly killed Troy Laferrara, 42, after setting up a meeting with him on Craigslist .

Police said Elyette Barbour told investigators that the couple wanted to kill someone together, according to ABC News affiliate WNEP in Scranton, Pa.

According to police in Sunbury, Pa., Elyette Barbour said the couple had tried to kill other people in the past but were not successful until they met with Laferrara.

Police said they were also reviewing the death of the biological father of Miranda Barbour's 1-year-old child, according to the Daily Item in Sunbury.

Elyette Barbour told the Daily Item on Wednesday that his wife hired herself out as a "companion" to men online, but that she did not engage in sexual activities.

Police arrested Miranda Barbour on Tuesday and she was charged with homicide Wednesday. She had allegedly told police that she met Laferrara through Craigslist and met him only once. According to police, Barbour said that after picking up Laferrara at a mall, she stabbed him only after he put his hands around her neck and groped her.

On Friday, Elyette Barbour was arrested after allegedly admitting to police that he had been hiding in the back seat of his wife's car under a blanket when she met Laferrara.

He allegedly told police that after his wife signaled him he jumped out and wrapped a cord around Laferrara's neck as his wife stabbed him. Laferrara's body was found with 20 stab wounds, according to police.

Elyette Barbour was arraigned Friday on charges of homicide.

Calls to Miranda Barbour's public defender were not immediately returned. It was unclear Saturday morning whether Elyette Barbour had an attorney.

The Associated Press has contributed to this article.

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