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SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A prosecutor said Tuesday he will seek the death penalty for a central Pennsylvania couple charged with killing a man allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad.
Aggravating circumstances warrant death sentences for Elytte Barbour, 22, and his 19-year-old wife, Miranda, if they’re convicted of first-degree murder, Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Rosini said.
“We believe that this is an appropriate case in which to seek the death penalty and that a jury would be likely to impose the death penalty,” Rosini said.
Elytte Barbour allegedly told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. Miranda Barbour had met LaFerrara on Craigslist, where she offered companionship for a fee, and arranged the meeting that led to his death, police said.
Elytte Barbour’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
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