BOSTON – Boston University medical student Philip Markoff, accused of killing a 25-year-old New York City masseuse he met through Craigslist, will be back in court this week for a pretrial hearing.
Markoff is scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court on Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of Julissa Brisman and the armed robbery of another woman four days earlier, both at posh Boston hotels.
Police say both women had advertised erotic services on Craigslist. Markoff has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He has also been charged in two other similar hotel crimes against women he allegedly met on
The 23-year-old Markoff also is charged in an arrest warrant in the attempted robbery of another woman in Rhode Island on April 16. Police say she was bound with cord and held at gunpoint at a hotel in Warwick, but her assailant fled when her husband came into the room.