The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


February 20, 2014

Murder suspect’s parents: Leave us alone

SUNBURY — Elizabeth and Sonny Dean, the divorced parents of murder suspect Miranda Barbour, are requesting that all media inquires stop immediately.

“A final request that goes out to all of the media. Please, I beg you, leave us alone,” Sonny Dean said Wednesday in a statement. “Please stop calling. We don’t want to do an interview. We don’t want the spotlight. I have other children in the home who do not deserve to be burdened with this.”

Sonny Dean said he and Elizabeth divorced in 2011.

When a story following Barbour’s jailhouse interview — in which she said she killed at least 22 people — was published by The Daily Item, the phones started ringing.

“I had people at my door and people following me,” Elizabeth Dean said. “I just want it to stop.”

Elizabeth Dean said her family is being harassed and even her mother has been called while at work.

“We had to put a note on our front door,” she said. “Media were coming on our property. Any calls I want to make I will make on my own.

“The reason I spoke with The Daily Item and asked them to get this message out was because they have been fair and accurate with everything I have told them. At this point my family doesn’t want to speak with any media. When and if we ever do, I will let you know.”


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