Monthly Archives: June 2015

Beth Carpenter Loses Bid For New Murder-For-Hire Trial

A Connecticut woman has lost her bid for a new trial in a murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows.

A Rockville Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected arguments by former lawyer and Ledyard resident Beth Carpenter that her lawyers made mistakes at her trial, according to a court ruling obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Carpenter, 51, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in 2002 for plotting with her lover and boss, Haiman Clein, to kill her brother-in-law, Anson “Buzz” Clinton. Carpenter and her parents believed Clinton, a one-time exotic dancer, was abusing his 3-year-old stepdaughter, who was Carpenter’s niece.

Clein ended up being the star witness against Carpenter at her trial, testifying that it was Carpenter’s idea to kill Clinton. He said he was in love with Carpenter and believed her niece was being abused, so he hired and paid

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TV portrayal of Sunbury Craigslist murder case mostly accurate: investigator

SUNBURY – One of the lead investigators in the 2013 Sunbury Craigslist killing says the television portrayal of the case was mostly accurate.

The investigation that led to guilty pleas by Miranda and Elytte Barbour was a lot harder and longer than what was portrayed in “Snapped: Killer Couples,” Sunbury Cpl. Jamie L. Quinn said Saturday.

State Trooper Brent Bobb who assisted Sunbury police in the investigation, shared her assessment. He noted the time line was off in a few places.

The announcer repeatedly mispronounced Selinsgrove, where the Barbours were living when they were arrested for the Nov. 11, 2013, murder of Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Port Trevorton.

The hourlong episode aired for the first time on May 31 but can be seen again at 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. June 14, on the Oxygen network. 

The production by Jupiter Entertainment of Knoxville, Tenn., includes reenactments by actors, actual pictures

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Case of local woman who killed and cut up husband to be featured on TV crime show

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