Nation Digest

Nation Digest

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BOSTON

Murder Suspect Said To Have Victims' Items

A Boston University medical student charged with robbing two women who advertised erotic services on Craigslist, and killing one of them, had items belonging to both victims in his apartment, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Philip Markoff is charged with killing a masseuse at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel, in the historic Back Bay district, on April 14. He also is charged in the robbery of a woman who was attacked at another Boston hotel four days earlier.

A law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said police found items belonging to the women in Markoff's apartment in Quincy, south of Boston. The official would not confirm a report by ABC News that the items seized by police included the victims' underwear.

Investigators are looking into gambling as a possible motivation.

-- Associated Press

Man Convicted in Murder: A jury in Greeley found a Colorado man guilty of first-degree murder for beating a transgender woman to death with a fire extinguisher. Jurors deliberated two hours before convicting Allen Andrade, 32, in the death of Angie Zapata, 18, in Greeley. Andrade was also convicted of a bias-motivated crime.

-- Associated Press


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