Feeds

Alleged Craigslist killer pleads not guilty

Long wait for trial

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The alleged "Craigslist killer" Philip Markoff has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a woman he allegedly met through Craigslist.

Apart from the 14 April murder of masseuse Julissa Brisman at the Copley Marriot, Markoff is also accused of the armed robbery of a Las Vegas prostitute on 10 April and assaulting and robbing a Rhode Island stripper two days after the murder. All three women are believed to have advertised their services on Craigslist.

The court heard that Markoff, a 22 year old from Boston, bought prepaid mobile phones in February and a handgun using someone else's driving licence. Police say they found four pairs of women's pants, the handgun, ammunition, cell phones, plastic ties and a laptop with evidence of communication with Brisman at the spotty medical student's apartment. Markoff also appeared to be visible in security camera footage leaving the hotel shortly after the attack.

Markoff's defence lawyers have accused police of leaking information which was likely to taint any jury.

He is unlikely to be tried before June 2010, AFP reports.

Craigslist has acted to reduce its dependence on ads for various erotic services. In March it claimed the crackdown had seen a 95 per cent fall in ads for erotic services. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.