The Christmas season was a bad time to be a criminal near a person with a weapon.
David Hookstead writes: There were a total of four incidents involving a person using a gun to stop a crime or other life-threatening incident between December 22 and December 26, according to a list compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Brandon Johnson was shot and killed after attempting to rob two men looking to buy a vehicle in Gary, Indiana during a Craigslist scam. Johnson’s girlfriend was also shot in the thigh but is expected to survive, according to the Washington Times. The shooter, who is from Illinois, told police that when he arrived to make the Craigslist purchase Johnson instead pulled a gun resulting in the shooter pulling out his own weapon to defend his life.
A criminal attempted to hold up Captain Max Seafood in Miramar, Florida. Except the robber didn’t get very far into his plan because an employee pulled out a gun and killed the suspect, according to NBC Miami. Read the rest of this entry »
BUSTED: Craigslist Murderer Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Brags to Cops She Killed 22 Others, Evidence Suggests (To No One’s Surprise) Her Claim is FalsePosted: February 19, 2014
Accused “Craigslist Killer” Miranda Barbour claimed most of the victims from her six-year spree were in Alaska, where she shot her first victim when she was 13.
On Tuesday, state police there said they hadn’t seen any evidence of serial killer-style slayings.
“At this time the Alaska State Troopers are not aware of any information, beyond Barbour’s comments quoted in the press, or evidence that would implicate Barbour with a homicide committed in Alaska,” state police spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Anchorage Daily News.
Similarly, a volunteer missing persons group, Seeking Alaska’s Missing, said Tuesday that Barbour’s jailhouse tales of mass murder seemed far-fetched.
“Based on the extensive research conducted by our dedicated team, the numbers Ms. Barbour has suggested simply do not add up,” the group wrote in a Facebook post.
“We at Seeking Alaska’s Missing remain skeptical of her unsubstantiated claims and until proof of such atrocities is given we will not expend our resources on any further investigation.
Femme Fatale: Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Admits Murdering a Dude She Met on Craigslist, Claims She Killed 22 OthersPosted: February 16, 2014
…Elytte Barbour told investigators they committed the crime because they ‘wanted to kill someone together’
(yeah, but..who hasn’t done that on their honeymoon?)
A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country.
…she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13 before moving to North Carolina.
19-year-old Miranda Barbour made the claims in an interview with the Daily Item newspaper of Sunbury, Pa. Police told the paper that they are investigating Barbour’s claims.
LaFerrara responded to an ad placed on Craigslist by Miranda Barbour offering companionship in exchange for money.
(Really, though, WHO HASN’T done this on their honeymoon?)
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Separate preliminary hearings are slated next week for the Pennsylvania newlyweds police say fatally stabbed a stranger they lured through Craigslist because they wanted to kill somebody together.
Twenty-two-year-old Elytte Barbour and 18-year-old Miranda Barbour, of Selinsgrove in central Pennsylvania, are scheduled to appear Friday at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with criminal homicide and other offenses in the apparently random killing of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, of Port Trevorton, in Sunbury on Nov. 11.