SUNBURY, Pa. —
But, said Dean, she did talk by phone with Elytte, the husband, who was arrested for the LaFerrara murder three days later. Police said the husband strangled LaFerrara from the back seat of the couple’s car while the wife stabbed him more than 20 times. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty for both.
“I told him I would be there for him, and since he married my sister, I considered him my family, and whatever he needed I would be there,” said Dean. “But I had a feeling something wasn’t right.”
Dean, who resides in Alaska, said her sister had a sorry history of drug addiction, but still she couldn’t believe she would commit murder. Yet, she said, “My sister deserves whatever consequences she will receive for her actions.”
Dean’s assertions make her the second relative to cast doubt on her tale. Barbour’s father, Sonny Dean, told The Daily Item in February that his daughter was a heroin addict, a liar and a manipulator who “lives in a fantasy world.”
Details for this story were provided by the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.