Sunbury murder suspect arraignment on Tuesday
SUNBURY – Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini must decide by Tuesday if he plans to seek the death penalty for murder suspects Miranda and Elytte Barbour. Miranda Barbour will be formally arraigned at the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury on Tuesday morning and Rosini would need to submit a notice of aggravating circumstances at that time, which would allow him to seek the death penalty.
Elytte Barbour will not be in court on Tuesday. He will have a competency hearing in February after waiving his formal arraignment.
Rosini said he has not received written correspondence from the victim’s family, but he met personally with them and they do support the death penalty in this case. He says he will take the family’s support of the death penalty under consideration, but legally, his decision will be based on facts and evidence in the case.
19-year-old Miranda and 22-year-old Elytte Barbour of Selinsgrove are accused of strangling and stabbing to death 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton on November 11th. Police say they lured him into a vehicle and killed him before dumping his body in an alley in Sunbury. (Ali Stevens)