Gun, Restraints Found in Craigslist Suspect's Home

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2009 2:27 PM CDT
The residential building where suspect Philip Markoff lives in Quincy, Mass.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A search of the home of alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff turned up a handgun, ammunition, and plastic restraints, the New York Times reports. Boston police believe the ties are identical to ones used in two hotel robbery/assaults that left one woman dead by gunshot last week. Markoff pleaded not guilty today. Meanwhile, investigators tell the Globe they believe Markoff perpetrated the robberies to fuel a gambling addiction.

A source says Markoff was picked up by police while driving from Boston to the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. The medical student is also suspected in a third attack in Rhode Island, though he’s not yet charged there. Authorities also said today that Julissa Brisman, the Boston murder victim, was killed instantly by one of three gunshots and also suffered head trauma, the Herald adds.