This kind of thing makes you do some real wondering…like, what is this world coming to ??
The suspect, Phillip Markoff, (who has not been charged yet, but I suppose it is only a matter of time with all the evidence they have) is a 23 year old Boston University Medical Student, who read the classified ads on Craigslist, searching for women he could rob. The reports say that he wanted easy targets, and him being 6 foot 3 and weighing more than 200 lbs, overpowering these women was easy for him.
The prosecutors allege that Markoff shot Julissa Brisman 3 times with one of those shots piercing her heart, and that caused her death. She was 26 years old, and evidently struggled fiercely, also having her head bashed in after a fight ensued in her hotel room at the Marriott Copley.
But the break in the case came when a friend of the slain woman Julissa Brisman, gave e-mail messages to the police from the client/killer to Julissa right before she was killed. Now, investigators state that Markoff had opened a new e-mail account the day before Brisman’s death. The e-mails were traced to Markoff’s apartment in Quincy by police.
The Boston Police are urging any other women to come forward if they have been robbed or assaulted after advertising any erotic services like massage, on craigslist.
Now, the really sad thing in all this, is his Fiancé, Megan McAllister, defended him in an e-mail message that she sent to ABC News, and I quote: “Unfortunately, you were given wrong information, as was the public. All I have to say to you is Phillip 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. 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 kind of understand her position, and perhaps, the Phillip she saw, convinced her of all the goodness that she obviously believes in. There are many cases of people leading double lives, and it seems as though this is one of them. I myself was duped, and I consider myself a very intelligent women! But sometimes when you are in love, you believe what the person you love tells you, you trust them, you believe in them.....until something happens, and you realize how wrong you were.
My question is….just when does she stop defending, and start realizing that maybe the man she knew really could have done this??
What do you think??
Till next Time,