Saturday, 2:15 PM
Fiancée: Markoff 'could not hurt a fly!'
By Globe Staff
The fiancée of the Boston University medical student accused of using Craigslist to target and attack women in hotels defended him today in an e-mail she sent to ABC News.
The fiancée, Megan McAllister, accused police of trying to make money off the plight of her fiancé, Philip Markoff, 23, who was arrested last night on charges that include murder.
"Unfortunately you were given wrong information as was the public," McAllister wrote in the e-mail, which is posted on ABC's website. "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."
McAllister continued, "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."
McAllister did not respond to email messages and could not be reached by the Globe for comment.