Mother of “Craigslist Killer” Victim Blames Gun Store; No Charges


The mother of a woman who was gunned down in a Boston hotel by Philip Markoff says a New Hampshire gun store should be held accountable for selling the murder weapon to the man dubbed the Craigslist killer, reports the Boston Globe. Markoff, a former medical student, committed suicide while awaiting trial in the 2009 murder.

Markoff, living in Massachusetts, bought the gun in New Hampshire using another man's New York driver's license and falsely saying he attended college in New Hampshire. Federal prosecutor Donald Feith in New Hampshire said, “It's an unfortunate set of circumstances, but there doesn't appear to be any intentional conduct on the part of the dealer. There's not a lot a dealer can do if the person is intent on getting the firearm and is lying about it in a convincing way.''

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