Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Craigslist Killer: "A Reallyl Nice Guy"

Boston University medical student Philip Markoff stands during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, today [4/21/09]. Markoff has been ordered held without bail on charges he fatally shot a masseuse he lured to his hotel through Craigslist (AP/Mark Garfinkel, Pool).

BOSTON – Philip Markoff seemed to have a good life: The handsome, clean-cut, 23-year-old medical student was planning a lavish beachfront wedding this summer to a beautiful woman.

But authorities say his computer and surveillance video paint a picture of a suspected serial criminal who targeted women offering erotic services through Craigslist. Now he's accused of killing one and suspected of robbing and tying up another.

And police have said there could be more victims.

"This was a brutal, vicious crime — savage, and it shows Philip Markoff is a man who is willing to take advantage of women, to hurt them, to beat them, to rob them," District Attorney Daniel Conley said today. "He probably thought he was going to get away with it. He thought he was too smart for us." More>>

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