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19 year old Pennsylvania girl claims to be serial killer


PENNSYLVANIA  --  The FBI is offering to help investigate claims by a 19-year-old woman charged in a Pennsylvania murder case that she killed more than 20 other people.

The teen-aged mother, Miranda Barbour, and her husband have been charged with killing a man they met through Craigslist.
   
But in a jailhouse interview Barbour claims she has killed more than twenty people.
   
And that has police digging deep into her past.For 19-year-old Miranda Barbour,  it's either a plea for redemption, or a ploy for attention. The teenage newlywed mother, who faces the death penalty in a murder case, now claims to be a serial killer.

She said she has done this before. I said what's the actual number? She said under 100,

In a new jailhouse interview with a local Pennsylvania paper, Barbour confessed to nearly two dozen murders across five states, most recently the murder of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara.

Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elyett, allegedly lured the man with a Craigslist ad for sex, then strangled and stabbed him in their car.

What police called a "Thrill Kill," Barbour now claims was part of a pattern of killing that began when she was just 13 years old and joined a Satanic cult. "When I hit 22, I stopped counting," she told the paper of her
murders.

She never hesitated once. She never gave the impression that it was a rehearsal.
 
Barbour's claims have not been corroborated and may well be pure fiction. But the FBI and local police say they are investigating. Because she voluntarily stated 'I've killed 20-plus people' then law enforcement will then go 'let's go through those'. What location? What time period? What names? How did you dispose of the body? How did you kill them?
 
If verified, Barbour would join the likes of Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer as one of the country's worst serial killers.
 
As for why she's speaking out now, Barbour told the paper that she wanted to quote -get it all out- and that she doesn't care if people believe her. A judge granted her attorney's request for a psychiatric evaluation.