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Media storm surrounding Scarcella interview

Friday night, Francis Scarcella walked into the Northumberland County Prison for a chat with accused murderer Miranda Barbour.

Sunday morning, the world blew up when what she told him was revealed.

After claiming to kill more than 22 people (but less than 100), Barbour’s story has gotten renewed attention and everyone is talking about it.

Here’s just a small sampling:

There’s just too many to list all of them.

But the number one place to get this information - DailyItem.com people!

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.

Prison denies visit to inmate

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This week has been busy at the Daily Item, with one of our reporters being denied a visit to the most infamous Northumberland County Prison inmate – Miranda Barbour.

It’s raised a lot of questions about prisoner rights, media rights and the rights of elected officials.

The article – by reporter Francis Scarcella – is below. Let me know what you think:

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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.

Now Trending on Facebook: Sunbury murder suspect arrested

This week, it’s been all about the arrest of Miranda Barbour, who is alleged to have slashed Troy LaFerrara more than 20 times. The police allege it was a Craigslist encounter gone wrong.

They didn’t say “sex,” but it was implied that it was an “adult” meeting.

Barbour’s husband spoke out the day after her arrest, saying she never slept her clients, just talked to them and would never have killed anyone who didn’t threaten to hurt her.

Well, readers had a lot to say about that:

  • Granny Charli: Let’s assume for the moment her story is true. Let’s assume she blacked out & didn’t realize she was stabbing the guy 20 times. What kind of a person then drives around town & literally dumps another human being into the dirt & leaves him there to die? I don’t know about you but I couldn’t treat an animal like that let alone a person. Even after all of this, how could you then drive to Harrisburg for a birthday celebration?!!
  • Justin Herman: Seriously she stabbed the guy repeatedly. He was grasping for breath, she opened the passanger side to let him fall out, and finally she cleaned the car out so she could enjoy the evening with her husband. Sounds cold blooded to me.
  • Jeannie Gully: That husband has been snowballed. If he seriously think that she just met men for “delightful conversations” he’s as crazy as she is. If she charged $850 for “delightful conversations”, and the men paid it for the eye candy, they were all cheated, severely.

Here’s the story of what the husband had to say. Read for yourself and you can decide what you believe – all I can say is this story is only going to get bigger – stay tuned!