RI Adds Robbery Charge for 'Craigslist Killer'

Fingerprint links Markoff to stripper, but Boston trial comes first
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2009 12:08 PM CDT
Boston University medical student Philip Markoff, center, sits with his lawyer John Salsberg during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, April 21, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rhode Island will heap more charges on alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff today, the Boston Globe reports, accusing him in the attempted robbery of a stripper at a motel last month. Officials say Markoff’s fingerprints and text messages put him at the scene, where he allegedly tried to rob a woman he’d met on Craigslist. Markoff likely won’t be brought to Rhode Island until after his Boston murder trial, WJAR-TV adds.