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Craigslist Killer Debuts on Lifetime


Philip Markoff, otherwise known as the "Craigslist Killer," would have been on trial this month for the murder of Julissa Brisman, a masseuse who was duped into a meeting with the alleged perpetrator via Craigslist, in the planning of a business engagement. Markoff was also accused of robbing another masseuse prior to the accused murder.

Quite frankly, dub me morbid if you will, but I am surprised it took this long for a killer to use the social medium as a means of picking and luring his victims. It really pieces together all too perfectly if you think about it, which maybe is precisely why Lifetime elected to feature the alluring story in the made for TV movie, "Craigslist Killer."

With Markoff no longer alive, as he committed suicide in his jail cell just a day before his sentencing, the air was free and fit to create the film, reenacting the tragic events, which would be aired on the one network that absolutely loves any piece related to a woman in distress.

With select critics and mediums having the opportunity to view the footage prior to its television debut and thus rate the film accordingly, the flick actually received fairly positive reviews as it is said to be a straight forward representation of the alleged events. But you really don't have to take these folks' word for it as the movie premiered earlier tonight at 9pm ET on Lifetime, and I'm sure they will be replaying it quite frequently.

I hate to say it, but it looks like I'm going to have to flip the switch to the Lifetime channel. I'm intrigued.

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