The household of accused serial killer Rex Heuermann are set to obtain upwards of $1 million for collaborating in an upcoming Peacock/ NBC documentary about their shattered life.
The estranged spouse of the suspected Gilgo Seaside Serial Killer, Asa Ellerup, and their two grownup youngsters, Victoria and Christopher, have reportedly offered their life rights to the streamer, after Heuermann’s alleged crimes have left them going through a ‘bleak existence.’
Sources instructed NewsNation that the trio are in the course of filming the docuseries, the place they are going to be shadowed by Heuermann’s upcoming trial for the murders of three intercourse staff.
‘They are going to be filmed all through the trial and after the trial’s final result,’ an insider mentioned. ‘The household will inform their total story and the whole lot about their life (with Heuermann) completely to the (documentary filmmakers).’
Rex Heuermann’s estranged spouse Asa Ellerup (left) and son Christopher (proper) are set to participate in a Peacock/ NBC docuseries in regards to the investigation into the suspected serial killer, the place they’ll reportedly be paid at the very least $1 million
Victoria Heuermann seen clearing packing containers from the household residence in Massapequa, New York on November 10, 2023
Manhattan architect Rex Heurmann (seen in his July mugshot) has been charged with three murders and is the prime suspect in a fourth
Movie crews have been seen trailing the household as they attended Heuermann’s arraignment listening to this week, with the accused killer remaining behind bars till his as-yet-unscheduled trial.
He’ll stand trial for the murders of Amber Lynn Costello, 27, Melissa Barthelemy, 24, and Megan Waterman, 22, whose stays had been discovered on Gilgo Seaside in Lengthy Island, New York between 2010 and 2011.
He’s additionally the prime suspect within the killing of Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, with at the very least six different units of stays discovered alongside the stretch of shoreline over a decade in the past.
Ellerup filed for divorce lower than per week after Heuermann was arrested in July.
The household’s legal professionals are additionally anticipated to participate within the collection in regards to the killings and the aftermath of Heuermann’s arrest, and can reportedly be paid handsomely for his or her time as effectively.
Robert Macedonio, Ellerup’s lawyer, is ready to obtain a $400,000 payday for his involvement, whereas Vess Mitev, who represents their Victoria and Christopher, is claimed to have netted a $200,000 deal.
Though the devastated household is reportedly taking residence a hefty sum, they could see it as their greatest solution to pay the payments after turning into ‘unhireable’ since Heuermann’s arrest in July.
Talking to NewsNation’s Ashley Banfield, Mitev mentioned the household’s ‘existence now’s bleak and as hardscrabble as you’ll be able to think about.’
He dismissed any indication that the household need to capitalize on Heuermann’s alleged crimes for revenue, including: ‘There is no Mercedes, there’s no luxurious autos.
‘There’s no you realize, European garments. In reality, one of many issues that they’re making an attempt to get again (are) classic jackets and garments that they want for the winter. That is no joke that is, this isn’t hyperbole.’
Ellerup (proper) filed for divorce from Heuermann lower than per week after Heuermann’s arrest in July. She is seen with daughter Victoria of their lawyer’s workplace on July 31
Movie crews had been noticed shadowing the household this week as Heuermann was in courtroom for a pre-trial listening to
Those that knew Heuermann have given various descriptions, with some seeing him as a profitable however cumbersome Manhattan architect whereas others noticed him as a creepy loner
Within the weeks after her husband’s high-profile arrest, Ellerup was pressured to depend on a GoFundMe arrange by the daughter of the ‘Glad Face Killer’, Keith Jesperson, to pay her payments.
The fundraiser has to this point raised $56,000, a small fraction of her alleged Peacock/ NBC payday.
Heuermann’s alleged victims’ households have additionally criticized the fundraiser, claiming they by no means noticed related assist after they misplaced their family members.
The household’s dire straights has additionally seen Heuermann’s daughter Victoria, who labored at her father’s structure agency, develop into unemployed, alongside the accused serial killer’s son Christopher.
Her involvement with Peacock/ NBC comes as Netflix has additionally reportedly ordered a three-part documentary on the Gilgo Seaside murders to be created by Liz Garbus, the producer behind royal doc ‘Harry and Meghan’.
The Peacock/ NBC collection is claimed to be deliberate to be held in manufacturing till Heuermann’s unscheduled trial is over.
Lawyer John Ray, who represents households of two alleged victims, has claimed that Ellerup had information of the killings – nonetheless police haven’t indicated any hyperlink and haven’t mentioned she is beneath suspicion
Ellerup reportedly just lately visited the Manhattan architect in jail for the primary time, and has been seen attending courtroom to ‘see for herself what’s offered in courtroom.’
In August, she was accused by lawyer John Ray, who represents two of the Gilgo Seaside homicide victims, of being concerned within the grisly killings.
Police haven’t indicated any hyperlink involving Ellerup or the couple’s youngsters with the murders, nonetheless Ray claims to have witnesses who he says can affirm her presence when Heuermann would convey residence intercourse staff.
He mentioned that her alleged presence when he would accomplish that suggests she might have had information of the killings, a declare refused by Macedonio who mentioned his consumer and her youngsters usually are not beneath any suspicion by investigators.
Macedonio mentioned Ellerup was not within the area on the time her husband was allegedly finishing up the killings, and says she is anticipating to be battling breast and pores and skin most cancers for the subsequent yr whereas Heuermann’s case strikes by the courts.
When Heuermann was arrested in July, forensics groups had been seen combing by the household’s residence and digging up the yard.
Ellerup’s attorneys have since filed a discover of declare in opposition to the District Lawyer’s workplace claiming they broken the household’s property of their search.
Forensic investigators comb by Heuermann’s residence on July 16, the place they seized plenty of gadgets together with firearms and a fridge
New York state police eliminated an enormous haul of weapons from suspected Gilgo Seaside serial killer Rex Heuermann’s Lengthy Island residence
Ellerup has filed a discover of declare in opposition to the AG’s workplace claiming her residence was broken within the search
Cops have launched a laundry record of ‘crimson flags’ that they are saying led them to Heuermann as a suspect, with the primary piece of proof being a Chevrolet Avalanche owned by him that was linked to the homicide of Costello by a witness.
Based on paperwork filed in Suffolk County courtroom, investigators had been then in a position to hyperlink that automobile to Heuermann’s cellphone information, which tied him to places associated to the murders, which finally led them to acquire a DNA pattern.
Cops say that Heuermann used Melissa Barthelemy’s telephone to make taunting telephone calls to her household from the sufferer’s telephone, calls that had been made steps from his Manhattan workplace.
Following the identification of Heuermann because the proprietor of the Chevrolet, cops issued over 300 subpoenas, search warrants and different authorized processes to acquire additional proof.
After the decade-long hunt for the killer seemingly ended this yr, he stays a suspect in at the very least yet another homicide as authorities proceed their investigations into him.