VVS grad accused in Craigslist killing to be arraigned

By By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON (AP) - A former medical student accused of killing a
25-year-old masseuse he met through Craigslist is being arraigned
in Boston for first-degree murder and other charges.

Philip Markoff, a Sherrill, N.Y. native and graduate of VVS Central School, is expected to be in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday morning. He was indicted by a grand jury Thursday after a two-month investigation.

The 23-year-old upstate New York native is accused of the April 14 shooting of 25-year-old Julissa Brisman of New York at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel. Brisman advertised on the "exotic services" section of Craigslist.

He also was charged with the April armed robbery of a 29-year-old Las Vegas woman at the Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston, as well as in an arrest warrant for the attempted robbery of another woman in Rhode Island on April 16.

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