Craigslist Murderers Sentenced to Life in Prison

A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society.

Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed any emotion Thursday in Northumberland County Court in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, as the victims' relatives expressed anger and pain over the slaying. However, Elytte Barbour apologized, but said he could not explain his actions.

They pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, in a plea deal that ruled out the death penalty.

Troy LaFerrara was answering an ad offering companionship when he was attacked in Miranda Barbour's vehicle Nov. 11. Police say she stabbed him 20 times while her husband held a cord around his neck.

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