AS SEEN IN:
"The Craigslist Killer"
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Philip Haynes Markoff (February 12, 1986 – August 15, 2010) was an American medical student who was charged with the armed robbery and murder of Julissa Brisman in a Boston, Massachusetts, hotel on April 14, 2009, and two other armed robberies. The media have referred to the Brisman murder as a "Craigslist Killing" because the killer was alleged to have met his victims through ads they placed on Craigslist offering erotic services.
Markoff maintained his innocence of all charges and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. A grand jury indicted Markoff for first-degree murder, armed robbery, and other charges.
On August 15, 2010, the Suffolk County Sheriff reported that Markoff died of an apparent suicide in Boston's Nashua Street Jail, where he was being held in custody awaiting trial. The district attorney later confirmed the cause of death as suicide. Markoff's death while in custody raised concerns about the safety of inmates in Massachusetts prisons, which currently has a death rate four times higher than the national average.
* I typed "supposedly" because I love fostering conspiracy theories......