RI prosecutors to dismiss charges against Craigslist suspect

Providence, R.I. – Attorney General Patrick Lynch says he will dismiss charges against Philip Markoff, the man suspected of assaulting and robbing a couple at a Warwick motel last year.

Markoff is thought to have killed himself at the Nashua Street jail in Boston over the weekend. The Boston Herald, quoting anonymous sources, says Markoff used a pen to cut his arteries and covered his head with a plastic bag.

He was charged in Massachusetts with killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist.