Defense Lawyer Advocates for Suspected Serial Killer Rex Heuermann Amid Disturbing Internet Search History Revelations

Riverhead, New York – Rex Heuermann, the suspected serial killer from Gilgo Beach, is facing scrutiny after a disturbing list of internet searches was exposed. Heuermann’s lawyer, Michael Brown, came forward to defend his client following a court hearing where prosecutors presented the alleged Google search history of the former Manhattan architectural consultant.

During the hearing, prosecutors revealed that Heuermann had made several unsettling searches, which they described as “sadistic.” These searches, allegedly made through a burner account created under the alias Thomas Hawk, included phrases such as “girl with face beat up,” “Asian twink tied up,” “torture redhead porn,” and “chubby 10-year-old girl crying.” Investigators also discovered that Heuermann had conducted around 200 other searches related to various serial killers and the Gilgo Beach case, which began in 2010.

Heuermann, 59, was recently charged with a fourth count of murder for the death of Maureen Brainard-Barnes. Her remains were found buried on the beach, along with the remains of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, Amber Costello, and several others. Heuermann had already been charged and pleaded not guilty to the murders of Barthelemy, Waterman, and Costello. The recent additional charge relating to Brainard-Barnes raises further questions regarding the infamous “Gilgo Four” case.

Speaking to reporters after the court hearing, Heuermann’s attorney addressed the disturbing search history, suggesting that his client may have been influenced by graphic shows or movies. While Brown acknowledged the unsettling nature of the searches, he urged individuals to consider their own internet search histories before passing judgment on Heuermann.

In addition to the revelations about the search history, prosecutors also presented new DNA evidence against Heuermann, which they described as “cutting edge” and the “gold standard” of DNA testing. This evidence was obtained from DNA found on an unfinished pizza box that Heuermann had discarded in the trash before his arrest. The DNA testing appears to link Heuermann to the murders of the four women.

The Gilgo Beach case has haunted the Long Island community for over a decade. A total of 11 bodies have been discovered on the beach, with Shannan Gilbert’s harrowing 911 call triggering the investigation. While Gilbert’s death was ultimately ruled an accident, Heuermann’s recent charges have reignited speculation and suspicion surrounding her case.

As the legal proceedings continue, Heuermann’s wife has also come under scrutiny. A saliva test has raised suspicions about her potential involvement in the Gilgo Beach murders. With ongoing coverage of this complex case, questions still loom regarding the true extent of Heuermann’s alleged crimes and the possible involvement of others.

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