Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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Medical School Lab Partner of Accused Craigslist Killer Says He Was 'Disturbed'
FOXNEWS / Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A former medical school lab partner of the accused Craigslist killer said Philip Markoff was prone to profound mood swings and seemed "disturbed."

Tiffany Montgomery told The Boston Globe that she's "not even remotely surprised" that Markoff, 22, is a suspect in the case and said she was often alarmed at his extreme changes in mood.

Markoff would appear warm and friendly one day and then brooding and depressed the next, according to Montgomery.

She said she was so troubled by his behavior that she considered alerting Boston University school counselors that he might be suicidal.

"He just wasn't right in the head, and I knew it, and probably other people did, too," Montgomery, 26, told the Globe.

The two spent hours together in the lab while they were students at Boston University School of Medicine, according to Montgomery, but they never became close.

Markoff spoke only when someone else initiated a conversation, Montgomery said, adding that he seemed nice but "strange in a dark way."

Markoff is charged with murder in the April 14 shooting death of 26-year-old Julissa Brisman of New York City at a luxury hotel in Boston and with kidnapping and armed robbery in the other assault on April 10 at a different hotel in the city.

Meanwhile, a former high school classmate of Markoff's told the Boston Herald that he was a contemptuous high school bully.

"He had this hatred for people he thought were beneath him," said the classmate, Caitlin, 23, who asked that her last name be withheld. "He saw me as beneath him and he needed to degrade me. I think he had a complex."


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