It was a four-minute hearing for his defense team to receive “discovery” material from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Heuermann’s attorney, Michael Brown, lambasted the media afterward at a press conference, accusing the press of convicting the married dad before his day in court.
“I doubt any of you have considered they have the wrong guy,” Brown said.
Heuermann, 59, wore a navy suit jacket, light blue dress shirt, and khaki pants during the brief court appearance.
Heuermann is accused of killing three women he allegedly met online and then dumping their bodies in the brush off Ocean Parkway in 2010. He is also the prime suspect in the death of a woman who makes up the so-called “Gilgo Four,” police have said.
Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney spoke outside of court on Tuesday, observing it is a 13-year-old case and there were at least eight terabytes of material handed over to Heuermann’s defense team.
“This is the first step in the process,” Tierney said.
Heuermann has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His wife has filed for divorce.