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Craigslist Killer Case: Phillip Markoff Indicted in Stripper Assault

(CBS)
Photo: Philip Markoff.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) Things aren't getting any better for accused "Craigslist Killer" Philip Markoff.

The former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through the online website, has been indicted on separate charges that he assaulted a stripper in Rhode Island.

A county grand jury on Tuesday indicted Markoff on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to commit robbery.

(AP Photo/Matthew Terhune)
Photo: Julissa Brisman was murdered April 14, 2009.

A Las Vegas stripper who offered lap dances has told Rhode Island authorities that she was bound with cord and held at gunpoint in April by a man she met through the classified advertising Web site. She said her assailant fled when her husband came to the hotel room. Rhode Island authorities later issued an arrest warrant for Markoff.

Markoff has pleaded not guilty to killing New York City resident Julissa Brisman at a posh Boston hotel on April 14.

Authorities say Markoff met Brisman through the "erotic services" section of Craigslist. He faces seven charges in that case, including first degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and weapons violations.

Authorities say he used anonymous email addresses and pre-paid cell phones to set up meetings with the women he met.


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