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Ex-fiancee of Craigslist suspect drops him

June 23, 2009 at 2:45 PM   |   Comments

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BOSTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The former fiancee of the accused "Craigslist killer," who stood by him when he was first arrested, is now planning a future without him, her attorney says.

Bob Honecker, Megan McAllister's lawyer, told ABC's "Good Morning America" that McAllister hasn't seen Phillip Markoff since June 11. On that date, she traveled to Boston to meet with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

"She told him that she planned to attend medical school, and also she let him know that she did not expect to return to Boston and it would be quite a long period of time, if ever, before she saw him again," Honecker told the program.

Honecker said McAllister will continue to fully cooperate with the district attorney's office. He said his client was in New Jersey at the times Markoff is accused of attacking women, and wasn't aware of evidence found at there home.

"I think that Megan will always love and support the man she knew," Honecker told ABC, but said she found some of the details of the attacks being revealed in court were disturbing.

Markoff, a medical student when he was arrested in April, pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder and other counts.

He is accused of killing one woman, robbing another and attacking a third, all contacted through Craigslist on the Internet.

Meanwhile, defense attorney John Salsberg said that he will argue that "the jury pool has been poisoned" because of the publicity surrounding the case.

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