August 16, 2010 by Post Team
Julissa Brisman’s family never face his alleged murderer in court and legal experts say the case has died with him.
The case was widely scheduled to go to trial in March 2011. But the state can not prosecute a dead man.
According to WBZ legalanlyst Jennifer Ronan, the murder charges against Markoff ultimately will be dismissed.
Ronan said it may take several months, but Markoff does not have a conviction on his record. Instead, they reflect the charges dropped.
Brisman’s family may seek a civil trial, but there has been no comment from the family in this regard.
Markoff was accused of luring the Brisman Marriott Copley Place in April 2009, responding to your advertisement in the ertc services section of Craigslist. Brisman was found bound and shot in the chest in a hotel room. Brisman lawyer said the family wants the U.S. Attorney’s Office to study the gun shop in New Hampshire who sold the Markoff 9-mm gun allegedly used to kill Julissa Brisman. His fingerprints were found in another man’s id, which was used in the purchase of the weapon.
Markoff was found in his cell at the Nashua Street Jail Sunday with a plastic bag over his head and bleeding from a severed artery in his leg, reports CBS affiliate WBZ.
An official cause of death was not released.
City Councilor Boston, Stephen Murphy calls for an independent review of how Markoff was able to commit suicide while in detention.
Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, whose department oversees the jail, has refused comment.
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