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Craigslist killer may have gambling connection

22 April 2009

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- As reported by WBZ: "Investigators are looking into possible gambling issues that may have played a role in the murder and robbery at two luxury hotels in downtown Boston, sources tell WBZ-TV.

"Police arrested 22-year-old Philip Markoff in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old New York woman and in the armed robbery of a different woman just days earlier.

"When police arrested Markoff on I-95 in Walpole on Monday, prosecutors say he was on his way to Foxwoods.

"While they would not comment on reports that Markoff had unpaid gambling debts, casino officials tell WBZ they are talking with investigators about Markoff, who frequented the casinos often.

"He was driving to Foxwoods Casino with his fiancee, Megan McAllister, when police arrested him.

"...ABC News reports Markoff was gambling two days after Brisman's killing and left Foxwoods with $5,300 in winnings..."

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