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Accused Satanic Murderer

Spare Me From the Death Penalty

2/17/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Miranda Barbour -- who claims to have committed between 22 and 100 murders -- claims she should not be subject to the death penalty because it's "cruel and inhuman punishment."

In legal docs filed by her lawyer, Miranda argues it would be unfair to put her to death -- even if convicted -- because "the criminal justice system is fallible, thereby subjecting inappropriate persons to the death penalty."

As for whether Barbour is an "inappropriate person" ... hard to make the argument since she confessed to cops.  But her lawyer has an answer for that ... asking the court to throw out her confession on grounds cops violated her constitutional rights.

Barbour's lawyer says she repeatedly asked for an attorney, only to be denied.

But there's a big snag ... Barbour then confessed to knifing a man she met on Craigslist and a lot more last Thursday to a local reporter.  That confession is fair game.

And one more thing -- In her lawyer's argument against the death penalty, the attorney notes the state of Pennsylvania wants her executed because this Craigslist murder was a crime of torture -- stabbing the guy 20 times. The lawyer says there's NO evidence of torture.

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JayJay    

Where are the Bodies ?

58 days ago
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Bob    

Flip the switch on her and throw in her sh*tbag attorney as well.

58 days ago
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just4funtraci    

Wow...you've killed multiple people but you want your life to be spared???? REALLY????

58 days ago
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There's a problem here    

She's preparing for her insanity defense. There were no satanists. There are no bodies. She'll throw her husband under the bus.

58 days ago
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Kitsi    

I am really not a big fan of the death penalty. Seeing how she has confessed to at least 22 murders and also has said if she is released she will kill again, she needs at the VERY bare minimum life without parole.

58 days ago
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Vote2012    

I look forward when they throw the switch and the lights dim from the electric chair. The gates of hell will welcome her.

58 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

you cant murder that many people.then claim the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. if i were the judge id laugh in her face

58 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

Study her instead

58 days ago
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Not Amused 519    

A lot of these murders supposedly happened in Alaska. There have been a ton of missing men from the Matanuska-susitna borough. My friends laughed when I said it was probably a woman killing them... May not be laughing for long if it proves true.

58 days ago
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cujothedog    

Cant we first set her up with a date with Bieber?
Oh wait, that would be cruel and unusual punishment...

58 days ago
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Sonja    

And strangling and stabbing men you lured in with a Craigslit posting offering sex is humane??

58 days ago
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Lil-za    

oh honey you should have taken that into consideration at the time... really now? spare you?

58 days ago
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nick    

Death by firing squad is not inhumane...it looks fun ...you due wuicly

58 days ago
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nick    

Death by firing squad along with other death inmates is not bad....it's fun to see them all drop to the ground, one after another

58 days ago
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Carl    

This isn't a story. Any good defense lawyer will make every argument they can to help their client. However, I think she is making up all of this. Maybe she was involved in the murder she is accused of, but that was done with her boyfriend which is different than killing upwards of 100 people on her own.

58 days ago
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