Saturday, 2:15 PM
Markoff supporters put up Facebook website
By Globe Staff
Supporters of Philip Markoff, the alleged Craigslist killer, have set up a Facebook website titled, "Phil Markoff is Innocent Until Proven Guilty."
The site says its goal is to rally people "against the media who is quick to place blame, against the culture that has forgotten that people like Phil are suspects, not killers."
The site had 35 members as of midafternoon, including several members of the media who were apparently seeking to reach out to Markoff supporters. The administrator, who was listed as Andrew "Boter" Hookway, didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
The site also included 28 "wall postings," with some people saying that they knew Markoff and he should be considered innocent until proven guilty and others decrying the media coverage of the case and some reporters (including one from The Boston Globe) posting messages seeking people to interview.
Some people signed onto the site to say that they believed Markoff was guilty. "Guuuilty!" wrote one.
Hookway said in his own posting that he was contemplating disabling the wall so he didn't have to devote as much time to moderating it.