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Julissa Brisman (CBS)

On the same day prosecutors formally drop the charges against a man who committed suicide after being charged in the killing of a masseuse he met through Craigslist, the slain woman will be honored with a memorial stone in a Boston garden commemorating homicide victims.

Philip Markoff, the former Boston University medical student, was found dead in his cell at the Nashua Street Jail last month. He was awaiting trial in the 2009 killing of Julissa Brisman.

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Phillip Markow (AP File)

Brisman was beaten with a gun and shot three times at a Boston hotel. She was one of three women Markoff was accused of robbing or attacking after meeting them through Craigslist.

On Thursday, Boston prosecutors will withdraw the charges against Markoff because of his death.

Evidence files from the investigation will be released in an effort to close this case. 

Prosecutors in the case say they will also release the file they’ve put together on Markoff, but that won’t be available for a few weeks.

Also on Thursday, Brisman will be honored at Boston’s “Garden of Peace” located near the State House, adjacent to the plaza of the 100 Cambridge Street Building (formerly the Saltonstall State Office Building).

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