Philip Markoff Apparent Suicide 8/16/10
Philip Markoff Apparent Suicide: Philip Markoff, the 24-year-old former Boston University Medical student awaiting trial for allegedly killing a masseuse he met on Craigslist, was found dead yesterday in his Boston jail cell. Authorities said all evidence collected so far points to suicide. Boston Globe crime reporter Maria Cramer has been following the case and joins us with the latest. Plus, Markoff’s death comes amid a recent up-tick in Massachusetts prison suicides. Leslie Walker, who is the executive director of Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, says the increase is evidence of a broken correctional system.