Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate.
Neither 19-year-old Miranda Barbour nor her 22-year-old husband, Elytte, displayed emotion as they sat with their lawyers in the courtroom while some of the victims’ relatives described the grief and pain they have experience since the Nov. 11 murder.
“Even if they each serve 50 years, they still will not feel any guilt or sympathy,” said Holly LaFerrara, the victim’s sister. “They completely lack empathy. They have no conscience, no remorse and no moral compass.
“They lack the most basic element of humanity,” she said. “These are two fundamentally flawed people who are rotten to the core.”
Elytte Barbour read a written apology in court but said he could not explain his participating in what he acknowledged was “a senseless crime.”