- The estranged wife of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann arrived in court Wednesday
- Last week, Dailymail.com revealed Ellerup was planning to be in court with her husband to ‘see evidence for herself’
- Ellerup visited Heuermann in jail for first time since he was arrested on July 13 and spent an hour with him last week
The estranged wife of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann has arrived in court to see for herself if there is evidence to indicate he is guilty of the atrocities he is accused of.
Asa Ellerup, 59, arrived in court around 9am wearing a teal blouse, brown trousers and a blue cardigan.
She appeared somber as she walked in with her legal team and did not make eye contact with any of the members of the media lined up at the courthouse.
As Dailymail.com exclusively revealed last week, Ellerup planned to be in the courtroom with her husband today, where she will assess the evidence of his potentially barbaric crimes for herself.
‘She wants to see and hear the evidence that’s presented in court,’ her attorney Bob Macedonio said in front of the couple’s former family home in Massapequa Park last week.
‘She wants to see and hear the evidence that’s presented in court. The only thing she knows about this case is what’s been reported in the media … If this happened, he was living a complete double life.’
Ellerup has also reportedly begun filming with a documentary crew, who may follow Heuermann’s longtime spouse as she navigates his forthcoming trial for the outrageous murders.
It was also revealed last week that Ellerup visited Heuermann, formerly a Manhattan architect, in jail, for the first time since his July arrest. She spent up to an hour with him last Wednesday, a week ahead of his court appearance.
Ellerup filed for divorce from Heuermann, 60, six days after he was charged with the murder of three sex workers bodies were among 11 found on the desolate stretch of coastline close to their Long Island Home between 2010 and 2011.
Heuermann has been charged with killing Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman and Amber Lynn Costello, who disappeared in 2009 and 2010.
Authorities say he is also the ‘prime suspect’ in the killing of Maureen Brainard-Barnes.
Ellerup was at the home with her two children last Friday. Also onsite was what appeared to be a television or production crew.
Her son Christopher was seen leaving the home to walk the dog and her daughter surfaced outside as well.
Ellerup who was dressed in a beige cardigan and black pants, did not want to speak to the media but her attorney spoke on her behalf.
‘She is doing fine. She is holding up well,’ Macedonio said. ‘She had a visit with Rex on Wednesday afternoon and spent about an hour with him.
‘I did not get into discussion what the content of the conversation was.’
He added: ‘She hadn’t seen him in person since the day before his arrest. Other than that, she is doing okay.’
Asked if she was supporting Heuermann, Macedonio said: ‘She wants to see and hear for herself what evidence they have that he did this.’
Macedonio added: ‘The media and everyone around has convicted him. In situations like this, you’re guilty until proven innocent.’
Macedonio said she is adjusting to her new life without Heuermann. ‘Every day this becomes the new normal. Since July 13 this is what the new normal is,’ he said.
‘You are adjusting…every day gets a little bit better to being what the new normal is. It’s like after the death of somebody in the beginning. She and the kids are okay.’
He insisted that her prison visit was just like anyone else visiting a loved one.
‘It is the same as every other visitor she has to go through the same routine, one hour visit, there is no special treatment for Rex as another prisoner,’ he said.
‘She made her reservation for the visitation just like everyone else does through the sheriff’s office policy at the Riverhead Correctional Facility.’
Macedonio said Ellerup has no future plans to see him in jail and that ‘life is on hold until this trial plays out.’
‘You have to survive. You go into survival mode. You have your children to take care of. You have a life to rebuild,’ he added.
‘Whatever it’s going to be, it’s never going to be what it was and move forward. It’s never going to 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 attorney said.
‘How are you going to support yourself? How are you going to take care of these kids? What are you going to do with the mortgage?’
It was additionally reported last week that Heuermann signed over the family’s dilapidated Long Island home to his estranged wife for $0.
The 60-year-old filed a transfer deed on September 22 and named Asa Ellerup as the sole owner of the $530,000 property.