A WOMAN charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a prison interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country, claims police said they are investigating.

In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wants to plead guilty to killing Troy LeFerrara in November. She also said in the interview that she has killed at least 22 other people from Alaska to North Carolina in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult.

“I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out,” Ms Barbour told the newspaper for a story published Saturday night.

Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo told the newspaper that investigators have been in contact with the FBI and law enforcement in several other states.

“From information we gathered and from information gathered from her interview we are seriously concerned and have been in contact with the proper authorities,” Mr Mazzeo said.

Lawyers for the couple did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press left at their offices Saturday night. An FBI spokesman referred questions to its Philly office, but an email message wasn’t immediately returned.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Ms Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour. Authorities said Miranda Barbour, a petite woman with long brown hair, told investigators she met the 184cm, 127kg victim after he responded to her Craigslist ad offering companionship for money…. see more

source: news.com.au