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Markoff stabbed, suffocated himself

Accused killer had neck, wrist, arm wounds, DA says

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By Jonathan Saltzman and Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / August 18, 2010

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Philip Markoff, the former medical student accused of killing a woman he met through Craigslist, committed suicide in jail Sunday by repeatedly stabbing himself with a primitive scalpel fashioned out of a pen and a piece of metal and by suffocating himself with a plastic bag cinched around his neck, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said yesterday. (Full article: 1036 words)

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