Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Craigslist killing suspect was a model student
According to this report on CNN.com, Philip Markoff was a "model student" and his fiancee maintained his innocence in an e-mail to ABC News and wrote that Philip Markoff "is the wrong man" and "was set up." It's so hard to know what goes through the minds of people who commit murder. Markoff was a second year student at Boston University where his peers and colleagues thought that he was a fairly normal guy. Is it possible that the stress of medical school caused him to snap? Is it possible that he succumbed to some strange mental illness during medical school? After all, he's in that age group where psychosis and schizophrenia begin to manifest symptoms.