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The Philip Markoff "Craigslist Killer" case

The Philip Markoff "Craigslist Killer" case... is anyone as intrigued about this as I am?

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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7387628&page=1

Police Say Accused Craigslist Killer Owed Gambling Debts
Philip Markoff Allegedly Hit Connecticut Casino After Killing, Source Tells ABC News
By MICHELE MCPHEE, LISA FLETCHER, JIM AVILA, RICHARD ESPOSITO and SARAH NETTER
April 21, 2009


Philip Markoff, the accused "Craigslist killer" currently being held in Boston on murder charges, gambled all night at the Foxwoods Casino two days after he allegedly killed Julissa Brisman at an upscale Boston hotel, leaving with $5,300 in winnings, a source with knowledge of the investigation told ABC News.


He also gambled at the Connecticut casino two days after he allegedly attacked another woman at the Westin Hotel in Boston, said the source, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity. Prosecutors claim he stole $800 out of the woman's wallet before he bound her, duct-taped her mouth shut and then used plastic flexi-cuffs to tie her to a doorknob.


Markoff, a 22-year-old medical student, pleaded not guilty today to robbery, kidnapping and murder charges and was ordered held without bail.


A police source close to the investigation told ABC News this week that police believe Markoff's motive in the alleged crimes was to pay off gambling debts. Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, speaking to reporters today after Markoff's brief court hearing, would not comment on the gambling allegations, but said authorities believe robbery was the motive for the crimes.


Markoff opened an account at the Foxwoods casino in 2008, but his visits to the casino increased "in March and April," leading the Cheryl, N.Y., native to apply for a credit line in early April, a source with knowledge of the investigation said.


"He went to Foxwoods frequently, including visits on April 2, 12, and 16,'' the source told ABC News. "On the 16th he left with $5,300 in winnings.''


Markoff also used his hometown New York address at 803 Cheryl Rd. and the Quincy, Mass., apartment he shared with his fiancée to apply for a credit line. The highest single bet Markoff made was $1,000, the source said.


"He came once in 2008, but then he was here all the time starting in March,'' the source said.


Police say the clean-cut 22-year-old robbed two women he solicited through personal ads on Craigslist.


Prosecutors said today that Markoff bound and robbed a woman at the Westin Hotel on April 10. In a separate April 14 attack, prosecutors claim Markoff tried to rob 26-year-old Brisman at the Boston Mariott Copley Place Hotel, but hit her over the head and then shot her in the heart when she resisted.


"This is a brutal, vicious, savage attack. This suspect showed he was willing to take advantage of women," said Conley, adding that there was a "strong possibility he has done this before."


During a search of Markoff's house, police found a semi-automatic weapon, plastic ties and duct tape, Conley said.


He added that there is a "strong possibility" that Markoff has attacked other women and asked other potential victims to come forward.

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It's kind of weird he is shooting and robbing craigslist masseuses. There are better and more profitable people to get money from if you choose to go the crime route.

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It's kind of weird he is shooting and robbing craigslist masseuses. There are better and more profitable people to get money from if you choose to go the crime route.
I think they were easy targets - he set them up by appointment, basically. And they all had money - hundreds, and he took a laptop, etc. from them too.

The creepy thing about the story is the "double life" aspect. He had a beach wedding planned for this summer, and was in his second year of Med School at a prestigious university,
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what's a masseuse carrying hundreds of dollars for?

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what's a masseuse carrying hundreds of dollars for?
I'm fairly sure that "masseuse" on craigslist means whore.

It's a risky business. You shouldn't meet strangers from the internet in hotels.


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I'm fairly sure that "masseuse" on craigslist means whore.

It's a risky business. You shouldn't meet strangers from the internet in hotels.
oh

I would have thought they would say "escort" or something like that on the news. Maybe masseuse is the new word for prostitute

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I would have thought they would say "escort" or something like that on the news. Maybe masseuse is the new word for prostitute
Sheesh, Sally, I thought you knew that. The whole concept is these are sex workers advertising on Craigslist. There have been a lot of recent news stories about states' attorneys trying to stop Craigslist from advertising these services.

Here is a strange little tidbit I found:

Markoff exhibited bizarre behavior while in a Hub jail cell after his arrest, at one point shoving wads of toilet paper down his pants. Police asked him what he was doing and he told them he was keeping the tissue clean in case he had to use it later, a source said.
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oh

I would have thought they would say "escort" or something like that on the news. Maybe masseuse is the new word for prostitute
i think the happy endings qualify the masseuse to be a prostitute.

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Re: The Philip Markoff "Craigslist Killer" case

I want to learn more about his nutty fiancee, Megan McAllister. Here is a little something.

ABC News, citing a source with knowledge of the investigation, reported last night that Markoff gambled all night at Foxwoods two days after Brisman’s murder, winning $5,300.

“He went to Foxwoods frequently, including visits on April 2, 12 and 16,” ABC quoted the source as saying. “On the 16th he left with $5,300 in winnings.” The source told ABC Markoff’s gambling escalated in March.

The young, upwardly mobile couple apparently enjoyed high-stakes gambling. On their wedding Web site, they list a Connecticut casino as a top honeymoon choice while McAllister’s Facebook profile lists her as a “fan” of a St. Kitts gaming parlor.
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I don't use craigslist. what can I say? The fiancee is in denial and also a gambling addict. She'll come around to the truth eventually

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Yesterday morning, Markoff's fiancee defended him in an e-mail message she sent to ABC News, according to the website of "Good Morning America."

"Unfortunately, you were given wrong information, as was the public," McAllister wrote. "All I have to say to you is Philip is a beautiful person inside and out and could not hurt a fly! A police officer in Boston (or many) is trying to make big bucks by selling this false story to the TV stations. What else is new?? Philip is an intelligent man who is just trying to live his life so if you could leave us alone we would greatly appreciate it. We expect to marry in August and share a wonderful, meaningful life together."
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wtf is a craigelist
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^ its like an online advertising website, i think. im not sure its an american thing, lol. i spose its similar to the classifies in the papers.



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I don't use craigslist. what can I say? The fiancee is in denial and also a gambling addict. She'll come around to the truth eventually
The fiancee is in big time denial!
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Alleged 'Craigslist Killer' Collecting Women's Panties
Police Sources Say Philip Markoff Collecting Souveniers from Alleged Victims; May Be More Victims
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