Craigslist suspect remains in state prison

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iol news pic Craigslist newlyweds Associated Press Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury. File picture: Christine Baker,

Sunbury, Pennsylvania - A woman charged with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they allegedly lured through Craigslist will remained locked up in a state prison while she awaits trial.

The Daily Item of Sunbury reports Friday that Judge Charles Saylor has rejected 19-year-old Miranda Barbour's requested to be transferred back to Northumberland County Prison.

Warden Roy Johnson had sent Barbour to the Muncy state prison for women last week, saying the international attention to Barbour's claim that she killed more than 20 people had disrupted security and efficiency at the county lockup. Police have found no evidence to substantiate her claim.

Barbour's attorney had argued the transfer would violate her constitutional rights and harm his ability to prepare a defense.


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