Brother pays 2d visit to Markoff

Jonathan Markoff left the Nashua Street Jail on Friday after visiting his brother. He visited him again yesterday. Jonathan Markoff left the Nashua Street Jail on Friday after visiting his brother. He visited him again yesterday. (Lisa Poole/Associated Press)
By Donovan Slack and Matt Collette
Globe Correspondent / April 26, 2009

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The brother of accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff visited him again yesterday at the Nashua Street Jail, said Markoff's lawyer, John Salsberg.

Jonathan Markoff was "pleased to be able to see him," Salsberg said. The court-appointed lawyer said his client's family remains supportive of him.

Jonathan Markoff also visited the jail Friday, as did Richard Markoff and Susan Haynes, Markoff's parents.

Asked about a report in yesterday's Boston Herald that Markoff had told his family Friday that "there's more coming out," a quote the tabloid attributed to a jail source, Salsberg said, "Generally speaking, lawyers advise their clients not to talk about the case. What's discussed is typically benign."

A spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declined to comment on the report.

Markoff, 23, a Boston University medical student, has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he fatally shot masseuse Julissa Brisman, 25, on April 14 in a posh Boston hotel. Markoff, who is being held without bail after his arrest Monday, also faces charges of armed robbery and kidnapping in an April 10 attack on a prostitute at another Boston hotel.

Police are investigating whether Markoff also was involved in an attempted holdup on April 16 of a prostitute at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Warwick, R.I. All three victims had advertised on Craigslist.

Police found a gun in a hollowed-out copy of a medical textbook in a search of Markoff's apartment last week. They also found "mementos" of his alleged crimes - underwear police said he had taken from his victims.

The Globe reported yesterday, citing a law enforcement source, that Markoff left his fingerprint at the scene of the Warwick attack and sent text messages from the area within moments of the attack. The mounting evidence appears to make it more likely that he will be charged in the third case, the source said.

Jonathan Saltzman of the Globe staff contributed to this report.

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