Craigslist Suspect Dies

August 16, 2010 by Post Team 

Craigslist Suspect Dies, BOSTON (AP) - The man accused in the murder Craigslist call has died in his prison cell – an apparent suicide. Philip Markoff, a former medical student, is awaiting trial in March. He had pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a woman and the robbery of other hotels in Boston. Rhode Island prosecutors also accused him of assaulting a stripper.

LUCERNE VALLEY, California (AP) - A makeshift memorial was created at the site of the off-road race, which failed in the desert of southern California, where last night a truck came into a crowd of spectators, killing eight people and wounding 12. A woman stood and cried at the memorial today, said her boyfriend had left to go to the bathroom – and when he returned, he and the others had died.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The UN has requested and 460 million in aid to Pakistan, but only 20 percent have been given. And the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is renewing this appeal, after touring areas devastated by floods. Now is the success of a quarter of Pakistan, including its agricultural heartland. The UN chief says he has never seen a disaster of this magnitude.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor’s publicist says the actress 93-year-old is currently in critical condition after two blood clots removed at a hospital in Los Angeles. He says he has spoken with Gabor’s husband Frederic Von Anhalt, who had spoken of his state. Blanchette described the situation as “very sad.”

POINT BLANK, Texas (AP) - Ten years after its implementation, new questions have arisen about whether a permanent criminal killed a man 44 years of age, while robbing a liquor store owner in a small town Texas. Claude Jones was executed for murder in 1989 of Allen Hilzendager. A judge ordered DNA tests on a strand of hair that prosecutors used to connect Jones to murder. It is the second time in a year, the guilt of an inmate executed in Texas is in doubt.

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