The Craigslist Killer: Examination of an Unfinished Case
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The paper describes the case of the "Craigslist Killer" who killed Julissa Brisman on April 14, 2009, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The paper describes the investigations of the Boston police that included fingerprints, electronic evidence, and photographs of the suspect taken by hotel surveillance cameras. The paper then describes the principal suspect, Philip Markoff, and the interview strategy used by the detectives on the case. The paper asserts that the greatest injustice of the case against Philip Markoff is that it will never go to trial, because, on August 15th, 2010, Markoff took his own life in the Nashua Street Jail in Boston. The paper shows how even when good police work is involved, not all tragic cases have a satisfying ending.
From the Paper:"The crime was discovered by an unidentified woman, called "Jill" in the CBS 48 Hours special related to the case (La Rosa & Prior, producers, 2009). The witness was a guest at the hotel, staying a few doors down from Julissa Brisman. She heard commotion the evening of the crime and looked out her door to see a woman's body half-in and half-out of the doorway of one of the rooms (La Rosa & Prior, producers, 2009). The witness then called security at the hotel, which sent a guard who saw the body and blood of the victim and instructed the witness to return to her room (La Rosa & Prior, producers, 2009). The crime was discovered in the evening, a few minutes after 10 p.m. (Orth, 2009). The victim was murdered in a very violent fashion, as "the killer bashed her skull in with the butt of a 9-mm. semi-automatic pistol and shot her three times at close range, in the heart, chest, and abdomen" (Orth, 2009). There has been speculation that Brisman was fighting back at the time of her death, given the fact that her body was located in the doorway and not inside the room (La Rosa & Prior, producers, 2009). At the crime scene, Brisman's body was found clothed and "a piece of plastic tie was hanging from one wrist" (Orth, 2009)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- AP. (2010, August 15). Accused 'Craigslist killer' found dead in jail cell. MSNBC. Retrieved April 3, 2011, from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38713628/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/
- La Rosa, P., & Prior, S. (Producers). (2009, September 19). Seven days of rage: The Craigslist killer [Television series episode]. In 48 Hours Mystery. CBS. Retrieved April 3, 2011, from http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5323113n
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