The lawyer for one of two defendants charged in the death of a man they allegedly lured through a Craigslist's ad is seeking a psychiatric evaluation of his client.
PennLive.com says in a story published Friday the court-appointed lawyer for 22-year-old Elytte Barbour wants the evaluation to determine whether Barbour is competent to stand trial.
Barbour and his 19-year-old wife Miranda are being held without bail on charges they killed 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton on Nov. 11. The Barbours were newlyweds who had recently moved to Pennsylvania from North Carolina.
Police say Miranda stabbed LaFerrara in her car while Elytte held a cord around his neck, then dumped the body. Elytte told investigators the couple committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together.
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