Nothing has hurt the newspapers’ classifieds sections more (a major revenue source) than craigslist and its knock-offs. So whenever I see a media story on craigslist.org, I am immediately suspicious. Does this story seem real to you? It’s full of the magic numbers. Do people this crazy really exist? Aren’t people so drugged out (legally) that they lack almost all motivation? Unless you are in a drug-induced rage (legal or illegal drugs), it takes a lot I’d imagine to kill someone, especially with a knife.
From the media hoax specialists at AP (the super concentration of news services is so dangerous, especially since local papers have almost no reporters left).
A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before, but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money, authorities said.
“They had tried to kill others before this victim but the plan didn’t work out so they continued to try to find someone,” police wrote in an affidavit.
Elytte Barbour, 22, and Miranda Barbour, 18, face criminal homicide charges in LaFerrara’s death. His body was found Nov. 12 in an alley in Sunbury, a small city about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The couple had recently moved to nearby Selinsgrove from Dunn, N.C.