Submitted By Todd on April 21st at 5:20pm
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.Unfortunately, her boyfriend is in surveillance videos from the hotels where two women were robbed, and one was murdered.
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.The police allege they were led to his apartment when they tracked the email he used to book his dates on Craigslist.
"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."He might not hurt a fly, but hookers? Police charge that he's not reluctant to hurt them.
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."I wouldn't give the photographer a deposit if I were you.
Prosecutors here said on Tuesday that investigators had discovered a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, and plastic ties in the home of the 22-year-old medical student accused of killing one woman and attacking another who had advertised massage services on Craigslist.One thing's for sure.
Law enforcement officials believe the plastic ties discovered in the home are the same ones used to bind the hands of the victims during the attacks, which took place at hotels in Boston and Rhode Island.Love Stinks.
The student charged with the crimes, Philip Markoff, was arrested on Monday after detectives tracked him down using records of cell phone conversations he had had with the victims and through e-mails he sent to them from his apartment in Quincy, prosecutors said.