Husband in Craigslist slaying drops effort to withdraw plea

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Posted: Nov 03, 2015 9:22 AM

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed husband convicted along with his wife of killing a Pennsylvania man who was lured through a Craigslist ad has dropped his bid to have his guilty plea withdrawn.

Elytte Barbour filed that notice Monday in Northumberland County Court. He and 20-year-old Miranda Barbour are serving life sentences without possibility of parole.

Barbour's lawyer had argued that his client's previous attorney was ineffective.

Attorney Richard Feudale contended 24-year-old Barbour should have pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the November 2013 stabbing death of 42-year-old Troy LeFerrara, of Port Trevorton.

Miranda Barbour admitted she arranged a meeting with LaFerrara in a parking lot in November 2013.

She drove LaFerrara into Sunbury where she repeatedly stabbed him while her husband restrained him with a piece of cable around his neck.