“Craigslist Killer” Nups Called Off: Source

Fiancee says she'll still support accused killer Markoff

The fiancee of the accused "Craigslist Killer" said this week that she'll continue to support her man, Philip Markoff -- but their August wedding has been called off, according to the band scheduled to play at the reception.

Markoff, a Boston University medical student, is accused of killing aspiring New York model Julissa Brisman, found dead in a Boston hotel room two weeks ago. He's also been linked to several other attacks, all stemming from erotic massage ads placed on the classifieds site.

Markoff, 22, is scheduled to marry Megan McAllister on Aug. 14, but members of the Bruce Springsteen tribute band band hired to play the Jersey affair said that no one will be walking down the aisle this summer.

"As of right now, there is no way they will be able to have the Aug. 14 wedding date," said William Forte, keyboardist and owner of the Bstreetband.

Forte said he would return the couple's $500 deposit and let them opt out of their contract.

McAllister said Monday that she'll stand by Markoff -- who she has called a "beautiful" man -- through the trial, despite claims that he killed one woman and robbed another. 

"What has been portrayed and leaked to the media is not the Philip Markoff that I know," she said in a statement read by her attorney.

"To me and my family, he is a loving and caring person and in the eyes of the law and the constitution, he is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt," she said.

"I will continue to support him throughout this legal process."

Markoff owes more than $130,000 in student loans and cannot afford an attorney to defend him in court. Since he does not receive financial support from his parents and has been unemployed for a sufficient length of time, he's eligible for a court-appointed attorney.

One of his fingerprints was found this week in a Warwick, R.I. hotel room where a stripper who advertised her services on Craigslist was allegedly held up at gunpoint, officials said.

Markoff told his family Saturday to brace for more bad news and to "forget about" him as he sat behind bars. He was put on suicide watch this weekend after he reportedly tried to hang himself with a shoelace.

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