Police in five states and the FBI are investigating a teenage girl's claim that she went on a cross country satanic killing spree that claimed at least 22 victims.
Miranda Barbour, 19, stunned police when she told the Daily Item, a small newspaper in Sunbury, Pa., that she had been killing people since she was 13 as part of a Satanic cult. The claim would make her a rare female serial killer.
Barbour is charged along with her husband of three weeks of murdering Troy LaFerrara, a Pennsylvania man she met on Craigslist. She claimed that she had solicited LaFerrara for sex on Craigslist in November. Authorities said Barbour and husband Elytte Barbour, stabbed LaFerrara to death while in her car.
Despite her confession to the newspaper, a lawyer for Barbour has entered a not guilty plea at her arraignment.
The suspect told the newspaper she has killed what she calls "bad people" from Alaska to North Carolina. Police in Alaska, California, North Carolina and Texas have been called to check out Barbour's story. The FBI said it "will offer any assistance requested in the case."
Here are the most shocking revelations, Barbour made in her only interview to date.
|On Selecting Her Victims|
"I would lure these people in... "I studied them. I learned them and even became their friend. I did this to people who did bad things and didn't deserve to be here anymore."
|On The Number of People She Claims to Have Killed|
"When I hit 22, I stopped counting."
|On Where to Find Her Other Victims|
"I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them... I remember everything. It is like watching a movie."
|On Shooting her First Victim at 13|
"It was in an alley and he (the cult leader) shot him... Then he said to me that it was my turn to shoot him. I hate guns. I don't use guns. I couldn't do it, so he came behind me and he took his hands and put them on top of mine and we pulled the trigger. And then from there I just continued to kill."
|On Testing LaFerrara and Choosing to Kill Him|
"I lied to him and told him I just turned 16... He told me that it was OK (to have sex). If he would have said no, that he wasn't going to go through with the arrangement, I would have let him go."
|On Confessing to the Murders|
"I feel it is time to get all of this out... I don't care if people believe me. I just want to get it out."