Pa. DA to seek death penalty in Craigslist slaying
SUNBURY, Pa. - January 21, 2014 (WPVI) -- A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for a central Pennsylvania couple charged with killing a man allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad.
Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Rosini said Tuesday that aggravating circumstances - allegations that the victim was killed during a robbery and tortured - justify death sentences for 22-year-old Elytte Barbour and his 19-year-old wife, Miranda Barbour.
Rosini also is requesting a joint trial.
Police say Miranda Barbour lured 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton through a Craigslist ad. Investigators say she stabbed LaFerrara in the front seat of her car in Sunbury on Nov. 11 while Elytte Barbour held a cord around his neck from the back seat.
Miranda Barbour's attorney says he wasn't surprised by the prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty.
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