By Ruth Styles and Kamal Sultan for Dailymail.Com
16:21 November 11, 2023, updated 16:31 November 11, 2023
- Asa Ellerup visited suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann in jail for the first time since his July 13 arrest and spent an hour with him Wednesday.
- Her lawyer, Robert Macedonia, confirmed the visit to DailyMail.com and said she would attend her husband’s trial to see if he is guilty of the crimes.
- She served divorce papers on her husband within six days of his arrest in July for the murders of three sex workers near their Long Island home.
The wife of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann will appear in court to see for herself if there is evidence he committed the atrocities he is accused of.
Asa Ellerup visited the Manhattan architect in prison for the first time since his arrest on July 13 and spent up to an hour with him on Wednesday.
She filed for divorce six days after Heuermann, 60, was charged with the murder of three sex workers whose bodies were among 11 found on the desolate coast near their Long Island home between 2010 and 2011.
Outside the family home in Massapequa Park on Friday, her lawyer, Robert Macedoine, confirmed the visit to DailyMail.com and said she would attend her husband’s trial to see if he is guilty of the crimes.
“She wants to hear and see how it plays out in court. This is not what the media published. That’s not what the podcast people are saying,” he said.
“Certainly, that’s not what John Ray is saying, she wants to hear and see for herself what is presented in court,” Macedonia added in reference to John Ray, lawyer for the families of two women found dead in the eastern peninsula of New York. .
Heuermann was charged with the murders of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello, who disappeared in 2009 and 2010.
Authorities said he was also the “prime suspect” in the murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
Ellerup was home with her two children Friday and what appeared to be a television or production crew.
His son Christopher was seen leaving the house to walk the dog and his daughter also surfaced outside.
Ellerup, dressed in a beige cardigan and black pants, did not want to speak to the media but her lawyer spoke on her behalf.
” She is fine. She’s holding up well,” Macedonia said. “She visited Rex on Wednesday afternoon and spent about an hour with him.
“I did not discuss the content of the conversation.”
He added: “She hadn’t seen him in person since the day before his arrest. Other than that, she’s fine.
Asked if she supports Heuermann, Macedonia said: “She wants to see and hear for herself what evidence they have that he did this.”
Macedonia added: “The media and everyone condemned it. In situations like this, you are guilty until proven innocent.
He revealed that Ellerup went to the prison alone on Wednesday and that her two children did not accompany her.
Macedonia said she was adjusting to her new life without Heuermann. “Every day this becomes the new normal. Since July 13, this is the new normal,” he said.
“You adapt…every day gets a little better to become the new normal.” It’s like after someone dies at the beginning. She and the children are doing well.
He insisted his prison visit was like any other visit to a loved one.
“She’s like any other visitor, she has to go through the same routine, a one-hour visit, there’s no special treatment for Rex as another prisoner,” he said.
“She made her reservation for the visit like everyone else does through Riverhead Correctional Facility Sheriff’s Office policy.”
Macedonia said Ellerup did not intend to see him in prison and that “life is on hold until this trial is over.”
“You have to survive. You go into survival mode. You have to take care of your children. You have a life to rebuild,” he added.
“Whatever it is, it will never be what it was and it will never move forward. It will never be what it was. And maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t know.’
But he said his client “doesn’t seem angry at all.”
“You are in survival mode. There is no time for anger. You have to survive,” the lawyer said.
“How are you going to support yourself?” How are you going to take care of these children? What are you going to do with the mortgage?
Members of a production crew were walking around the family property and at one point were in the yard.
They were seen loading some type of equipment into a vehicle.
When approached and asked what was happening, one woman apologized and replied: “We’re not allowed to say…I’m sorry.”
Later that day, Macedonia was seen escorting Ellerup out of her home in his silver Mercedes where he drove her down the block to a neighbor’s house where lunch was served to her as well as members of the television or production team.
Her children were driven separately from their home by someone in a dark SUV.
Regarding their home, Macedonia said she has no plans to move until the trial is over.
Heuermann’s next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, but there does not appear to be a hearing.
Long Island Serial Killer Timeline
– May 2010: Police begin searching for Shannan Gilbert
– December 11, 2010: The body of Mélissa Barthelemy, 24, is discovered
– December 13, 2010: Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, Megan Waterman, 22, and Amber Costello, 27, are all found
– December 15, 2010: the FBI offers its services in the case
– March 2011: police find the skull of a prostitute named Jessica Taylor, 20 years old
-April 2011: Valérie Mack, 24 years old, Jane Doe n°3 and her toddler are found
-December 2011: Gilbert’s remains are found
-July 2023 – Suspect arrested