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Philip Markoff

By adamg - 8/18/10 - 8:04 am

The Globe today leads with Markoff's suicide (and offers us two videos detailing how he killed himself). The 39-year-old guy gunned down at noon on a Dorchester street? That gets a brief.

By adamg - 8/17/10 - 5:29 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley told thronging reporters this afternoon that Philip Markoff killed himself after fashioning a "primitive scalpel" out of a pen and a piece of metal, which he used to slice open his wrists, ankles and neck just before putting a bag over his head. Still no word on the meaning of "pocket."

By adamg - 8/17/10 - 3:08 pm

Mike Ball listened to 'BUR's Deborah Becker grill Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral on Philip Markoff's suicide and thinks Becker ran amok:

Becker started out like a real journalist and quickly went tabloid on Cabral. She clearly came in with her conclusions and was not about to let truth or knowledge interfere.

Judge for yourself.

By adamg - 8/15/10 - 12:20 pm

Reports coming in from reliable sources that Philip Markoff has committed suicide at the Nashua Street jail.

By adamg - 4/27/09 - 4:27 pm

The Herald is besides itself in outrage that Philip Markoff has no money and will get a public defender, maybe even two, that bastard.

What? Innocent until proven guilty? What? Even the broke have a Constitutional right to a lawyer? When did all this happen? It's an outrage!

By adamg - 4/24/09 - 4:39 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office released this statement from Carmen Guzman, mother of the woman found murdered at the Marriott, allegedly at the hands of Philip Markoff:

By adamg - 4/23/09 - 4:29 pm

The Daily Free Press reports workers at the school admissions department removed copies of the paper with stories about their most infamous medical-school student from a reception area for prospective students and their parents:

An admissions office employee, who wished to remain anonymous out of concern for her job, told a Daily Free Press reporter Wednesday that the papers had been hidden because of their content, which could reflect negatively on the school.

By adamg - 4/23/09 - 3:20 pm

What would the Herald be without its beloved adjectives? I've been reading up on the Philip Markoff case at BostonHerald.com, and here's their basic romance novel/suspense thriller back-cover summary of the players in this sad story:

Philip Markoff is brooding, seemingly clean-cut, clean-cut, dashing, cruel, hateful, creepy and strapping. As a teen-ager, he was geeky, nerdy and gawky but also all-American.

His fiancee is doting, lovesick, beautiful and blond.

By adamg - 4/23/09 - 9:18 am

Hard to say who's worst this morning: The Globe for its continuing front page campaign on the evils of Craigslist or Craigslist's CEO for denying people advertise for sex on Craigslist:

"I would not describe any section of our site as 'sex related,' " Buckmaster wrote in response to a series of e-mailed questions from the Globe.

Can I get an O RLY, please?

By Kaz - 4/22/09 - 3:03 pm

Sources close to the investigation of Philip Markoff have leaked new details of evidence found during a search of his Quincy apartment. It turns out underwear from two of the victims and a gun in a hollowed out copy of a "Gray's Anatomy" textbook were found.

Maybe I wasn't that far off with my dramatization after all.

By adamg - 4/21/09 - 4:21 pm

Bostonist reports some desperate enterprising reporter placed a Craiglist Missed Connections ad seeking entree to Philip Markoff's fiancee and friends (note to other, hipper journos: Many of Markoff's Facebook friends are already sick to death of you).

By adamg - 4/20/09 - 6:23 pm

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says Philip Markoff, 22, of Quincy, was today charged with the murder of Julissa Brisman at the Marriott and the attack a few days earlier on another woman at the Westin.

In a press conference with Davis, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said authorities are looking for additional victims and urged anybody who'd been attacked after placing a Craigslist ad to contact police. He added:

Our top priority is holding Philip Markoff accountable. He's a predator.

Markoff, a second-year student at the Boston University School of Medicine, was stopped today around 4 p.m. on I-95 in Walpole. Conley said that in addition to old-fashioned police work, officials were able to trace IP numbers to specific physical locations. Boston Police had earlier released surveillance photos showing the suspect using a handheld device after allegedly murdering Brisman, who came up from New York City to offer massages advertised on Craigslist.

Markoff will be arraigned tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court for Brisman's murder and on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping for the April 10 incident at the Westin. Warwick, RI, police say a similar attack occurred two days after Brisman's murder in a Holiday Inn there.

Innocent, etc.

Last night at the Marriott
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