Casino Watch Focus has reported that the alleged Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, had a gambling debt that police allege motivated the robbery of two women and the murder of another. Now, The NY Times is reporting that Philip started gambling and getting into debt while he was in school:
James Kehoe, who said he was close to Mr. Markoff at SUNY Albany, from which Mr. Markoff graduated in 2007 with a degree in biology, said his classmate had played a lot of poker at school with other students. “He did used to play a lot, into the late hours,” Mr. Kehoe said. “He got into debt with the games and kept trying to win it back.”
How many times has someone said a little gambling won’t hurt anybody? Too many times, people turn a blind eye to the casinos in our neighborhoods, or the late night card games for money, and simply say “its just entertainment.” But when people get in to deep, they can do the unthinkable to get themselves out. People who knew Philip said there was no way he could hurt anyone. Yet the police have him in custody, and almost every article that is reporting new evidence shows how someone who had everything in front of him, was driven to robbery and murder to pay off a gambling debt.
For more articles regarding the “Craiglist Killer” and his gambling problems and debt, please visit our Craigslist Killer Infromation page and for more information on the dangers of gambling, please visit CASINO WATCH, & CASINO WATCH FOUNDATION