Another piece of the disturbing puzzle surrounding the alleged Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, fell into place this afternoon as a warrant was issued for his arrest by Rhode Island authorities for the April 16 attempted robbery of a stripper.
"He will be brought to justice," Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch vowed at a press conference at the Warwick, R.I., police station.
Philip Markoff's latest charges consist of assault with intent to commit a robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a handgun without a license and use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence. All very frightening.
Although the alleged Craigslist Killer was prepared to rob the woman, he reportedly was stopped when her husband returned to the hotel room.
The former Boston University medical student, 23, is currently being held in a Boston jail without bail, charged with the April 14 murder of New York masseuse Julissa Brisman and the April 10 armed robbery of an unnamed Las Vegas escort.
He had tracked down his victims through Craigslist online ads after the women advertised erotic services, according to police investigations.
A regular gambler, Markoff was arrested April 20 en route to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut with his now-ex fiancée, Megan McAllister.
He was arraigned April 21 and pleaded not guilty.