Phillip Markoff became ‘an hero’ yesterday when he saved the state of Massachusetts loads of cash that would have otherwise been spent convicting him of murder.
From FoxNews here:
A former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist committed suicide in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial.
Philip Markoff, 24, was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday morning in the Nashua Street Jail, and he was pronounced dead at about 10:15 a.m.
“Markoff was alone in his cell, and all evidence collected thus far indicates that he took his own life,” the statement said.
Markoff, a former Boston University student, pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of Julissa Brisman, of New York City, and the armed robbery of a Las Vegas woman. Both crimes happened at Boston hotels within the span of four days in April 2009. Rhode Island prosecutors also accused him of attacking a stripper that week.
His trial in the Massachusetts cases was expected in March.
Markoff’s lawyer, John Salsberg, said he was shocked and saddened about his client’s death. He would not comment further.
The only one saddened about this is his lawyer. Do attorneys still get paid if their clients die in custody prior to trial? Or would they sue the jail for lost wages for allowing their client to kill himself?