Boston, MA– Accused Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff attempted to hang himself in his cell today with his shoelaces. Markoff was arraigned on Tuesday in the Commonwealth where he entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, John Salsberg.
In a routine check, correction officers found “shoelace marks” around Markoff’s neck this afternoon and have moved him out of general population and placed him in a segrated Unit at Boston’s Nashua Street jail under a suicide watch where guards can keep a close eye on him.
Markoff stands accused of the armed robbery and kidnapping of Trisha Leffler, and the murder of 26 year old NYC masseuse, Julissa Brisman.
Phil Markoff is a second year Medical Student at Boston University.
Markoff was luring his victims via craiglist masseuse ads and Police fear there may be more victims who have not yet come forward. He was arrested Monday afternoon on his way to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut with his fiancee, Megan McAllister. Jim McAllister, Megan’s Father says his daughter is standing by her man.
..She’s still confident in Phil.. We are saying alot of prayers..”
When asked if Ms. McAllister had an idea of Phil’s criminal activities, he answered ..”absolutely none..”
Late Yesterday, Boston Police announced a semi automatic weapon was retrieved from the couple’s home from a hollowed out copy of Gray’s Anatomy. Additionally there are unconfirmed reports that panties belonging to the victims, as well as other evidence belonging to the victims.