Markoff to Family: 'Forget About Me'

Accused Craigslist killer tells family to forget about him
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 12:57 PM CDT
Markoff to Family: 'Forget About Me'
Jon Markoff, right, brother of Philip Markoff, and Jon's wife Deanna Markoff, left, are seen through a car window as they leave Suffolk County Jail, in Boston, Friday, April 24, 2009.   (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff told his family “there is more coming out” yesterday during their jail visit, a source tells the Boston Herald. Along with his parents, Markoff saw his brother and sister-in-law, telling them to “forget about me” and “move to California.” His lawyer released a statement saying his family members were “happy they had a chance to see him” and remain supportive.

Markoff remains on suicide watch and wearing a protective suit to keep him from harming himself. His emotional outburst came on murder victim Julissa Brisman’s 26th birthday, on which her mother said in a statement, “I feel very much relieved that the man who did this is in custody and will not be able to do this horrible thing to another family.” Authorities in Rhode Island, meanwhile, have linked Markoff to a third assault.
(Read more Philip Markoff stories.)

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