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Father of 'Craigslist Killer' Miranda Barbour Says She Was Addicted To Heroin

Barbour's father, Sonny Dean, said that his daughter had been to inpatient treatment several times and could not possibly have committed 22 murders.

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By McCarton Ackerman

02/26/14

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Sonny Dean, the father of infamous “Craigslist Killer” Miranda Barbour, has given his first public interview and declared that she has been addicted to heroin since the age of 14.

Barbour, 19, is currently in a Pennsylvania jail and facing the death penalty after murdering Troy LaFerrara by stabbing him 20 times with the help of her husband, Elytte. She told a local reporter earlier this month that she was responsible for dozens of other murders that began six years ago when she joined a Satanic cult. Barber claimed she “stopped counting” after 22 murders, but FBI investigators have said there is no evidence she is responsible for any other deaths.

Dean said that his daughter lives “in a fantasy world” and that while she may have been responsible for more than one murder, there is no way she is a serial killer. “Believe very little of what Miranda says. She has a long history of extreme manipulation and dishonesty," he told the Daily Item. “She is good at manipulating people. She is the most manipulative person I have ever known.”

Barbour’s father also revealed that she had been to inpatient treatment numerous times for heroin addiction, but managed to literally talk her way out of the centers on every occasion. But Dean said he refused to let Barbour out of the house unsupervised when she became addicted, which means there is no possible way she could have carried out dozens of murders. “Once all this stuff with drugs started happening, we locked our house down,” he said. “She wouldn’t have had the chance to do any of these things she said.”

Barbour also has a one-year-old son and the father of their child is currently deceased, which has raised questions over whether she also killed him as well. But while she doesn’t want the death penalty because she believes it’s “cruel and inhumane punishment,” Miranda said she believes she should spend the rest of her life in jail. “I know I will never see my husband again and I have accepted that,” she said. “I know I had a 20-year window where I would possibly get out of jail and I don’t want that to happen. If I were to be released, I would do this again.”

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