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Hearings set for Pa. newlyweds accused of luring man on Craigslist so they could kill together

  • FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa. Barbour, 22,  and his wife 18-year-old Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara.  (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, police officers lead Elyett Barbour from District Justice Benjamin Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa. Barbour, 22, and his wife 18-year-old Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, Miranda K. Barbour is led into District Judge Ben Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa., by Sunbury policeman Travis Bremigen. lytte Barbour, 22,  and his wife Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara.  (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, Miranda K. Barbour is led into District Judge Ben Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa., by Sunbury policeman Travis Bremigen. lytte Barbour, 22, and his wife Miranda Barbour of Selinsgrove are scheduled to appear separately at preliminary hearings Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with murdering 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara. (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis, File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Separate preliminary hearings are slated next week for the Pennsylvania newlyweds police say fatally stabbed a stranger they lured through Craigslist because they wanted to kill somebody together.

Twenty-two-year-old Elytte Barbour and 18-year-old Miranda Barbour, of Selinsgrove in central Pennsylvania, are scheduled to appear Friday at the Northumberland County Courthouse. They are charged with criminal homicide and other offenses in the apparently random killing of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, of Port Trevorton, in Sunbury on Nov. 11.

Edward Greco is the Northumberland County chief public defender who is representing Miranda Barbour. He says she is expected to plead not guilty. The husband is being represented by a different court-appointed lawyer, who didn't return several phone messages seeking comment.

They are being held without bail.