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The Barbours facing death penalty – public supports decision

If there was any doubt what people in the Valley thought about the Barbours and the death penalty, our posting on the D.A.’s decision to file aggravating circumstances should clear up what they think.

Spoiler alert: the people of Central PA want it.

Many of the comments (in the just 20 MINUTES since it’s been up) voice support, in case the more than 100 “likes” left any doubt.

There are several issues with this decision, though, many that have nothing to do with what the alleged murders “deserve.”

Read more tomorrow in the Daily Item and check dailyitem.com for updates.

Sunbury ‘Thrill Kill’ couple – the players

Friday was a big day here in Sunbury, with Elytte and Miranda Barbour in their preliminary hearing for murder – we were all here at the office extra early.

Numerous other media outlets showed up – everyone wanted to see if they would say anything and see what will happen to what has become one of the Valley’s most notorious couples.

It was my first time coming face to face with them, and it was kind of surreal, given what they are accused of.

This was Miranda as she was walking into the courthouse at about quarter to 8. She was quiet and didn’t acknowledge us.20131223-094002.jpg

This is her husband Elytte coming out of the courthouse, signalling the end of the day’s proceedings, at about 3 p.m. Friday.

He also didn’t say anything, but he had a weird smirk on his face heading into the courthouse earlier.20131223-094038.jpgBelow is part of the “media circus” as it was. I couldn’t get everyone in the picture, but you can get a good feel for how it was as they came in and out.

There were about 20 media people in total there Friday, among the biggest crowds I’ve ever seen.

20131223-094102.jpgThe trial is not expected to be for another year at least. We’ll keep you updated on anything that happens in the meantime.