Cou­ple in Craigslist slay­ing sen­tenced to life

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

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.”

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