'Not the Phillip Markoff That I Know'

Robert Honecker Jr., the new attorney for accused "Craigslist killer" Philip Markoff's financee Meghan McAllister, released this statement from her today:

"In the past two short weeks my life and what I hoped my life to be has dramatically changed. I want to thank my family and my friends who have supported me during this very difficult time. Without them I do not know how I could make it through this nightmare.

"I hope they know that I love each and everyone of them. I also love my fiance and I will continue to support him throughout this legal process.

"My heart also goes out to all of those afflicted by these events. Especially the families and individuals who have personally suffered from this tragedy.

"It is my intent to fully cooperate with my fiance's attorney as well as the Suffolk County District Attorney's office as they both continue their investigation. I can only tell them what I know and what is the truth. I will expect that these discussions will occur within the next several days.

"What has been portrayed and leaked to the media is not the Philip Markoff that I know. 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.

"I just can only hope that the criminal justice system will not be overwhelmed and pursuaded by what is being put forth in the media. My fiance's fate should not rest in the court of public opinion but rather in a court of law."

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