Craigslist Suspect Dead of Apparent Suicide

Alleged "Craigslist Killer" is found unresponsive in his jail cell.

"Craigslist Killer" Suspect Philip Markoff

Craigslist suspect Philip Markoff has been found dead in his Boston jail cell. The former medical student apparently committed suicide to avoid a trial for a series of murders linked to the Craigslist Web site. In April 2009, Markoff, 24, was charged with the fatal shooting and attempted burglary of Julissa Brisman, 25, at Boston's Copley Marriott Hotel. It doesn't quite seem fair that Markoff may have checked out of life, while Brisman didn't get a chance to check out of her hotel room.

Read more at CNN.

--Nsenga K. Burton

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.
The Root 100 People's Choice Awards  
Sept. 19 2014 8:34 AM