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Sister: Craigslist killing suspect lying about more murders

Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury, Pa., Dec. 20, 2013. AP Photo/PennLive.com, Christine Baker

SUNBURY, Pa. - The sister of Miranda Barbour, a Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they allegedly lured through Craigslist, says her sister is making up the claim that she killed more than 20 people.

The Daily Item of Sunbury reported Tuesday that Miranda Barbour's sister, Ashley Dean, called Barbour a "master at lying" who is drawing on the escapades of television serial killer "Dexter."

Barbour, 19, made the claim that she killed more than 20 to a Daily Item reporter after being charged in the stabbing death of a man she allegedly lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship for money. She has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators say they've found no evidence to substantiate her claims of other killings.

Dean, 22, says her sister and her husband, Elytte Barbour, also 22, loved to watch "Dexter," a show about a forensic analyst turned serial killer who targets "bad people."

Miranda Barbour once told the paper that she killed people "who did bad things and didn't deserve to be here anymore."

"If you listen to what she is saying, she is using descriptions from the show. Miranda is just saying these things," Dean told the paper.

Miranda Barbour's father, Sonny Dean, previously told the Daily Item his daughter Miranda was a heroin addict and is a liar and manipulator, but he doesn't think she is a mass murderer.

The 19-year-old Barbour is in Northumberland County court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing in the alleged murder of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, allegedly lured via Craigslist.

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