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'Craigslist Murder' a New Internet Phenomenon

Real-world cops with computers tracked real-world cybercrime

(Newser) - Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff’s alleged crimes and capture were so tied to the Internet that a “new kind of murder” has been born, writes Maureen Orth in Vanity Fair. Not only did Markoff allegedly find victim Julissa Brisman on Craigslist, but before the meeting that Boston police... More »

In Prison Visit, Ex Closed Book on Markoff

(Newser) - Philip Markoff’s ex-fiancée visited the accused “Craigslist killer” in jail two weeks ago to say goodbye, the Boston Herald reports. Megan McAllister told Markoff “that in all likelihood she would not be coming back to Boston," her lawyer said today, adding that though McAllister had... More »

'Craigslist Killer' Pleads Not Guilty

Arraigned on 7 counts including first-degree murder

(Newser) - Philip Markoff spoke a resounding “not guilty” at his arraignment today for the murder of a masseuse, the Boston Globe reports. Prosecutors described “brutal” attacks against three women as the so-called “Craigslist killer” was arraigned on seven charges, including first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed kidnapping, armed assault,... More »

Markoff Indicted for Craigslist Murder

There's ample evidence: prosecutor

(Newser) - Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff has been formally charged with murdering 26-year-old Julissa Brisman, the Boston Globe reports. The former med student is being arraigned today on seven charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with Brisman’s death and another attack on a prostitute. Both women advertised their services on... More »

Markoff's Fiancée Stands by Her Man

Craigslist Killer suspect described as 'loving, caring man'

(Newser) - The fiancée of accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff plans to support him throughout his trial, ABC News reports. Meghan McAllister—breaking a weeklong silence—said the man the media has portrayed is not the "loving and caring person" she and her family know, and that people should remember... More »

RI to Charge Markoff With Robbing Stripper

New charges expected early this week

(Newser) - Authorities in Rhode Island plan to charge murder suspect Philip Markoff with a third Craigslist-related crime, CBS News reports. Markoff, 23, is expected to be charged in the robbery of a stripper who was held at gunpoint in a RI hotel room; police say his fingerprints match those found at... More »

Markoff to Family: 'Forget About Me'

Accused Craigslist killer tells family to forget about him

(Newser) - Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff told his family “there is more coming out” yesterday during their jail visit, a source tells the Boston Herald. Along with his parents, Markoff saw his brother and sister-in-law, telling them to “forget about me” and “move to California.” His lawyer... More »

Parents Visit Craigslist Murder Suspect in Jail

(Newser) - Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff’s parents visited him for the first time today at the Boston jail where he is being held, the Boston Globe reports. Richard Markoff and Susan Haynes, who are divorced, did not speak to the press. Asked by reporters what the parents dreaded most about... More »

Craigslist Case Investigators Place Ad on Craigslist

Seeks other possible victims in case

(Newser) - Investigators tracking the alleged Craigslist killer's actions are turning to the site at the heart of the case to reach out to more possible victims, the Boston Globe reports. They posted an ad in the site’s “Erotic Services” section reading: “Were you attacked or robbed at a... More »

Gun Match Made in Craigslist Killer Case

Suspect's fingerprints match those left on duct tape at crime scene

(Newser) - Solid evidence is piling up against accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff, the Boston Globe reports. A gun found at Markoff's home—concealed inside a copy of medical textbook Gray's Anatomy—matched the weapon used to kill Julissa Brisman in preliminary testing, and the suspect's fingerprints match those found on plastic... More »

Craigslist Murder Suspect on Suicide Watch

(Newser) - Accused “Craigslist killer” Philip Markoff has been placed on suicide watch after his Boston jailers found evidence he had tried to hang himself, ABC News reports. “Shoelace marks were found on his neck,” a corrections official said. Markoff has been moved from the general population to a... More »

'Craigslist' Suspect Kept Victims' Panties

(Newser) - A search of the suspected Craigslist killer’s home uncovered 2 pairs of underwear belonging to his victims, the Boston Globe reports. Police could not determine the garments' owners but did identify them as “mementos” of the crimes. Police are also testing the gun found in suspect Philip Markoff's... More »

Craigslist Suspect: 'Bully' With Gambling Habit

Markoff won big at casino two days after Brisman's death

(Newser) - Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff was an awkward teenager with a penchant for bullying girls, reports the Boston Herald, not to mention a serious gambler at the Indian casino where his mother worked. One high school classmate said Markoff "had this hatred for people he thought were beneath him,... More »

Cyberstupid Craigslist Killer Left Virtual Trail: Cops

Suspect's email to murder victim led detectives to his door

(Newser) - Alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff may have used the Internet to plan his crimes but his lack of tech savvy led detectives straight to him, the Boston Herald reports. A single email Markoff sent to murder victim Julissa Brisman was swiftly tracked to his home address, where detectives recognized Markoff... More »

Gun, Restraints Found in Craigslist Suspect's Home

(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... More »

Craigslist Suspect 'Couldn't Hurt a Fly': Fiancee

Philip Markoff arrested in Boston Craigslist killing

(Newser) - The fiancee of Craigslist murder suspect Philip Markoff says the cops have the wrong guy, MSNBC reports. Megan McAllister, who is to marry Markoff in August, insists in an email to Good Morning America that the 22-year-old Boston med student, is "a beautiful person inside and out" and "... More »

New England Killer Finds Victims on Craigslist

Police believe three hotel murders are related

(Newser) - Authorities believe a man suspected in attacks that left one woman dead and two others shaken in New England hotels found his victims through Craigslist, ABC News reports. Julissa Brisman, who advertised massage-therapy services on the site, was killed in a Boston Marriott on Tuesday; women offering similar services were... More »

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