The man named Philip Markoff was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday around 10 a.m.
He was sentenced to jail time after he killed a masseuse that he met on web site called Craigslist.
The man was alone in his cell so the details show he killed himself with a plastic bag that he put it on his head, as the police report said.
Markoff’s attorney declared: “I’m shocked and saddened by the news”.
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