Suspected Gilgo Seashore serial killer Rex Heuermann is making his first look in a New York courtroom … this after he was accused of killing 3 intercourse staff and is the prime suspect in a fourth slaying.
The hulking Heuermann was in handcuffs as he was led by uniformed officers Tuesday into the Suffolk County courtroom to face a choose on 6 homicide costs, three counts of first-degree homicide and three counts of second-degree homicide, which might ship him to jail for the remainder of his life.
Heuermann remained principally stone-faced as he entered the courtroom.
As we reported, Heuermann was arrested in July and indicted on costs he murdered three prostitutes — Melissa Barthelemy in 2009 and Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello in 2010. He was additionally linked to the 2007 killing of a fourth lady, Maureen Brainard-Barne, however he hasn’t been charged but in that case.
Prosecutors say Heuermann stuffed their our bodies into burlap sacks and dumped them close to Gilgo Seashore on Lengthy Island.
For over a decade, the murders went unsolved, however then investigators caught a break in 2022 after they adopted up on a lead from years in the past, tying Heuermann to a pickup truck allegedly concerned within the Costello murder.
Investigators put Heuermann and his household below surveillance at their Massapequa Park residence, rounding up discarded trash for DNA testing. Detectives bought a match for Heuermann off a DNA pattern discovered on a pizza crust in a Manhattan trash can. Testing additionally revealed Heuermann’s hair follicle was found inside a burlap sack containing one of many victims.
Mobile phone information and witness descriptions had been additionally used to tie Heuermann to the crimes. Police imagine Heuermann may very well be chargeable for as much as 11 murders, however he has denied any wrongdoing. The previous NYC architect is married with 2 youngsters, though his spouse lately filed for divorce.