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Episode 8: Philip Markoff Police Interrogation

Philip Markoff was a well-bred medical student at Boston University with no criminal record when he was arrested by police, who had evidence that he was the “Craigslist Killer.” In this interview, police present Markoff with security camera footage, cell phone activity, and email accounts as evidence that he committed the armed robbery and kidnapping of two escorts in hotel rooms on April 10, and the murder of a third on April 14. Markoff always claimed to be innocent, and on August 15, 2010, one year and one day after the date his wedding was to have taken place, he committed suicide in his prison cell by cutting his major arteries with a primitive scalpel, and swallowing toilet paper to be sure he would not be revived. In this interview which led to his arrest, Markoff, who has just been pulled over on his way to Foxwoods Casino with his fiancee Megan McAllister, is initially friendly, denies all knowledge of the crimes, gradually becomes suspicious and hesitant, then clams up and asks to speak to a lawyer. He continued to claim innocence of the crimes.

Listen to the police interrogation here.

Suffolk District Attorney’s Press Release on Markoff’s Suicide