Saturday, 2:15 PM
Brother visits alleged Craigslist killer a second time
By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff, and Matt Collette, Globe Correspondent
The brother of alleged Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff visited him again today at Boston's Nashua Street jail, said Markoff's lawyer, John Salsberg.
Jonathan Markoff was "pleased to be able to see him,” Salsberg said. The court-appointed lawyer said his client's family remains supportive of him. Jonathan Markoff also visited the jail Friday, as did Richard Markoff and Susan Haynes, Markoff's parents.
The Boston Herald reported today that Markoff told his family Friday, “There’s more coming out,” a quote the tabloid attributed to a jail source. Asked about the report, Salsberg said, “Generally speaking, lawyers advise their clients not to talk about the case. What’s discussed is typically benign."
A spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declined to comment on the report.
Markoff, 23, a Boston University medical student, has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he fatally shot masseuse Julissa Brisman, 25, on April 14 in a posh Boston hotel. Markoff, who is being held without bail after his arrest Monday, also faces charges of armed robbery and kidnapping in an April 10 attack on a prostitute at another Boston hotel.
Police are investigating whether Markoff also was involved in an attempted holdup on April 16 of a prostitute at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Warwick, R.I. All three victims had advertised on Craigslist.
The Globe has reported that police allegedly found a gun in a hollowed-out copy of a medical textbook in a search of Markoff's apartment. They also found "mementos" of his crimes -- underwear he had taken from his victims, sources told the newspaper.
The Globe reports today, citing a law enforcement source, that Markoff left his fingerprint at the scene of the Warwick attack and sent text messages from the area within moments of the attack. The mounting evidence appears to make it more likely that he will be charged in the third case, the source said.