A woman arrested in November and charged with the murder of Troy Ferrara, a man she met on Craigslist, told a reporter for The Daily Item, a small newspaper with a circulation of about 25,000 in Sunbury, Pa., that she killed more than 20 others from Alaska to North Carolina during a six-year crime spree as part of a satanic cult.
The jailhouse interview, published Saturday night, details that Miranda Barbour, 19, claims doesn't care if no one believes her but that she just wanted to get it out.
Gannett's Detroit Free Press reported that she claims she joined the cult at the age of 13 in Alaska and started killing in Alaska before moving on to kill in Texas, North Carolina and California.
Barbour claims that she and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, killed Ferrara. She says she stabbed him while her husband held a cord around his neck. The Daily Item recounts that he told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together.
Miranda said in the interview that she doesn't want to get out of jail and that she would kill again if she were released. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty in the Ferrara case.
Reporter Francis Scarcella may have just scored the interview of a lifetime if Miranda's claims prove to be true.
Here are my own observations.
Is she a real-life 'Dexter'? Like the fictional TV character Dexter, she claims that she only kills bad people, people who deserve it. Has she been watching too much TV? Has she confused fiction with reality?
True, there have been TV shows and movies from decades ago that told stories that seemed unreal and implausible at the time that have since become true. The moon isn't made of cheese but we have landed on the moon. Hundreds of us fly in airplanes that were just a dream decades ago.
On the flip side, there is much on TV that doesn't live up to the reality. BuzzFeed just published a video that compares the food seen in McDonald's TV commercials to what we get in reality. How many of you have seen the trademark Big Mac on TV and then gazed down at what you bought? Does it even look remotely the same?
What you see is not always what you get. The only recourse is to stop settling for what you've always had or what you have had for the past years and years and do what will make you happy for the rest of your life. Unplug. It's not being selfish. Isn't that what you want for your friends and family as well?
Now, about those zombies and the walking dead...as far as I am concerned, the jury is still out on them, in my mind.
Think about it.