View Full Version : GUILTY VA - Man on trial for 1996 killing of wife, her lover in Virginia Beach

03-05-2006, 10:06 AM

If Eddie Adib Makdessi's life were an international thriller starring Harrison Ford, some folks would consider it too outlandish to be plausible.

His wife was slain 10 years ago. He claims he was later chased and shot at in Massachusetts. He then moved to the Middle East, married a Russian woman, moved to Moscow, then returned to Virginia Beach to face charges in the killing of his wife and another man a decade before.

Makdessi's strange story will continue Monday with a double-murder trial in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. It is a case filled with foreign intrigue, bizarre twists and about 50 prosecution witnesses.

There are two drastically different versions of how the two 1996 killings happened. Makdessi's fate will hinge on which the jury believes.

His wife's name is Elise Makdessi and she made a video a month before she died accusing the Navy of covering up a bunch of stuff (its not allowed at the trial).

The whole story is at the link.

03-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Virginia Beach Man Goes on Trial for Killing Wife and Other Man
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Virginia Beach man accused of a double murder in 1996.

Eddie Makdessi is accused of killing his wife, Elise, and a man, Quincy Brown, in 1996.
Police searched for Makdessi for seven years, and eventually found him in Russia.

This case has had several twist and turns since it began.
In 1996, Makdessi told police that he and his wife were surprised by an intruder. He said the intruder knocked him out, raped his wife and then stabbed her to death. Makdessi said he shot the intruder when he came to. Makdessi had claimed his wife was being silenced about accusations of sexual abuse.

More: http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=4591303&nav=menu45_2

05-24-2015, 04:04 AM
From March 2006:


Eddie Makdessi, the man accused of killing his wife and her lover 10 years ago and then collecting $700,000 in insurance payments, was convicted Thursday of two counts of first-degree murder. The Circuit Court jury recommended that he spend the rest of his life in prison and be fined $202,500...

The jurors concluded that Makdessi stabbed to death his wife, Elise, 31, and shot to death her lover, Quincy Brown, 37, on the evening of May 14, 1996, in the Makdessis' apartment off Holland Road. Both victims worked at Oceana Naval Air Station.

The likely motive was insurance money that Makdessi collected from the Navy and New York Life. He used the payout to travel the world before settling in Russia with a new wife and a daughter.

05-24-2015, 03:12 PM
Isn't this old? Article is from 2006.