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February 19, 2014

Police: Links not found in claimed killings by Penn. woman

— SUNBURY, Penn. — The father of Miranda Barbour believes his daughter may be involved in one murder other than the alleged slaying of Troy LaFerrara and that he supports the state seeking the death penalty against his youngest child.

For the first time since his daughter was arrested for the murder of the 42-year old Port Trevorton man, Barbour’s father, who wished to remain anonymous, called The Daily Item this morning and spoke out about Miranda’s jail-house interview where she admitted to killing at least 22 people.

“I don’t believe her,” the grieving father said. “There is no way.”

The man said he does believe his daughter may have something to do with one death Miranda spoke about.

“The incident with the gun she talked about is possible,” he said. “But I can promise you that she has only been to California once and Texas a few times and both times she wasn’t out of my sight.

“The reason I think that the Alaska incident is a possibility is that Miranda ran away from home at least two times that I remember, both for over a 48 hour period,” he said.  “Once was around the age of 13 and once was sometime the following year, when she was 14. I don’t know what took place during either of those 48-hour periods.”

Miranda said in a jail-house interview that she lured a man into an alley and watched as the leader as a satanic cult shot the man before telling Miranda it was her turn.

“She is good at manipulating people,” her father said. “She is the most manipulative person I have ever known.”

The man said his daughter has spent most of her life in and out of treatment facilities after she became hooked on heroin.

“But she was able to talk the doctors into letting her out of treatment,” he said. “We couldn’t stop it from happening and she was out.”

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