SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney is asking a central Pennsylvania judge to toss out statements his client made to police before she was charged in the murder of a man who prosecutors say was lured to his death through a Craigslist ad.
The (Sunbury) Daily Item (http://bit.ly/1nyp8a4 ) reports that Northumberland County chief public defender Ed Greco says 19-year-old Miranda Barbour wasn't afforded an attorney despite repeated requests during two police interviews. He also wants her tried separately from her husband.
Barbour and 22-year-old Elytte Barbour are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. Prosecutors allege that she met him online and offered him companionship for a fee.
Authorities allege that Elytte Barbour told investigators that they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together.
Information from: The Daily Item, http://www.dailyitem.com