Mass. Dropping Charges In Craigslist Killing

Prosecutors are set to formally drop their case against a man who committed suicide in his jail cell while awaiting trial on charges of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist.

Prosecutors will file notice in court Thursday dropping charges against Philip Markoff because he is dead. Later Thursday, the slain woman will be honored with a memorial stone in a memorial garden to homicide victims.

Markoff, a former Boston University medical student, was awaiting trial in the 2009 killing of Julissa Brisman of New York City.

Brisman was beaten with a gun and shot three times at a Boston hotel. The 25-year-old was one of three women Markoff was accused of robbing or attacking after meeting them through Craigslist.

Brisman and 34 others will be honored during an annual rededication ceremony at Boston's "Garden of Peace."

This program aired on September 16, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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