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LinasK
10-09-2006, 10:12 PM
CLEVELAND — A fugitive doctor charged in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife was arrested in Cyprus (javascript:siteSearch('Cyprus');) and will be brought back to the United States to face trial, the FBI (javascript:siteSearch('FBI');) said Monday.

Yazeed Essa (javascript:siteSearch('Yazeed Essa');), 38, of Gates Mills (javascript:siteSearch('Gates Mills');), east of Cleveland, was arrested Saturday as he attempted to clear customs after arriving in Cyprus from Beirut, Lebanon, the FBI said in a news release.

Authorities in Cyprus questioned Essa because they suspected his travel documents were fraudulent, said Scott Wilson, an FBI agent in Cleveland.

Essa disappeared three weeks after his wife, Rosemarie, collapsed in her car about five miles from the couple's home and died Feb. 24, 2005.

Before she collapsed, she called a friend on a cell phone, gasping for air, and said her husband made her take calcium pills and she didn't feel well, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors have said they believe Essa, an emergency room doctor, was having an affair with a nurse and wanted to be free of his 38-year-old wife. Prosecutors characterized the killing as a "divorce substitute." more at link:http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,219017,00.html

Texas Mist
02-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Cleveland: Witness testifies doctor bragged about wife's murder

CLEVELAND -- A man testifying in the trial of a Gates Mills doctor accused of murdering his wife told the court Wednesday that Yazeed Essa told him that he ground up cyanide and put the poison in his wife's calcium capsules.

Jamal Khalife took the stand Wednesday morning. Prosecutors say he helped Essa hide out in Lebanon during the time he was on the run from U.S. law enforcement.

more here

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=130103&catid=45

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Sheesh, Cleveland is really becoming notorious for this kind of thing anymore. I am embarrassed. ty for the update.

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 03:53 PM
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/gates_mills_doctor_stands_tria.html

What a POS!

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 03:56 PM
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_bragged_about_kill.html

More testimony

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 04:09 PM
I sure hope that guy never treated me or my family at AGMC

Texas Mist
02-03-2010, 04:16 PM
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/01/gates_mills_doctor_stands_tria.html

What a POS!


ITA .

I hope the jury takes this sociopath off the streets!

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 05:02 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Yazeed Essa has not requested to see his two young children once in the five years since he fled the country, according to testimony in his aggravated murder trial.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/children_left_behind_during_ya.html

passionflower
02-03-2010, 05:05 PM
YES! Justice!!!!

ohiogirl
02-03-2010, 05:13 PM
Cleveland: Jailhouse recording, e-mails top doctor's murder trial


http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=129809&catid=3

ohiogirl
02-04-2010, 11:18 AM
Testimony of Khalife. Maybe posted before.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_bragged_about_kill.html

ohiogirl
02-05-2010, 11:20 AM
More testimony of friend Khalife

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_showed_little_grat.html

ohiogirl
02-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Yazeed Essa planned to implicate mistress in wife's murder, cousin testifies

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_planned_to_implica.html

Texas Mist
02-05-2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks for keeping us updated, ohiogirl.

What an evil, evil person.....I'msure in his mind he is not responsible for any crimes & the jury is gonna see it that way too.

I wish I was on his jury. :mad:

Texas Mist
02-08-2010, 03:44 PM
Witness: Doctor Was Disrespectful To Deceased Wife

POSTED: 1:17 pm EST February 8, 2010

<snip>

DiPuccio said Yazeed Essa was very disrespectful to his wife. The family was gathered in her hospital room, saying goodbye shortly after she died, when Yazeed Essa tried to remove her jewelry.

“Yaz walked over to Rosie and very abruptly pulled the sheet down. And she was naked underneath and he exposed her breasts. He was trying to get the ring off and he couldn’t get it off. And he was pulling hard and I remember thinking ‘I just wanted to stay ‘Stop, Rosie wouldn’t want you to do that. She doesn’t want people to see her like that.’ He treated her very disrespectfully,” DiPuccio said.

a little more here

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/22499437/detail.html

ohiogirl
02-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Brother says Yazeed Essa confessed. Finally.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_brother_says_the.html

ohiogirl
02-09-2010, 11:10 AM
Other testimony, for sure he is going down.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_reaction_to_his_w.html

ohiogirl
02-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Essa joked about wife's death.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_joked_about_wifes.html

Texas Mist
02-10-2010, 12:50 PM
http://media.cleveland.com/metro/photo/meanessajpg-6518f9d192e15b6d.jpg

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Upon Rosemarie Essa's death in 2005, doctors harvested her organs -- her corneas, femur and tissue in her legs -- for donation with the blessing of her husband, Yazeed.

Yazeed Essa's attorneys suggested to jurors Monday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court that if the former physician were guilty of poisoning his wife, as prosecutors contend, he would not have consented to donating her organs, knowing that they likely could have killed their recipients as well.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/calm_demeanor_after_wifes_myst.html

Sorry, Mssrs. Defense Attorneys -- your client does NOT look as tho he cares if harvested organs killed anyone else.

I think the jury will see this lame-azz excuse is another nail in the guilty-verdict coffin.

ohiogirl
02-10-2010, 04:44 PM
ITA Texas Mist

ohiogirl
02-10-2010, 04:50 PM
FBI agent's testimony

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/fbi_agent_describes_internatio.html

ohiogirl
02-12-2010, 11:01 AM
Computer forensics testimony, not much there.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/investigators_describe_searche.html

ohiogirl
02-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Mistress testimony.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_mistress_tells_ju.html

Opie
02-15-2010, 09:36 PM
On a lighter note about this case, in today's Cleveland newspaper there was a paragraph telling that both of Dr. Essa's attorneys were feeling very ill in court last week, to the point where they brought a large wastebasket near their table "just in case." An assistant prosecutor leaned over and asked: Is there a doctor in the house? Dr. Essa just glared at him.

I love it!

ohiogirl
02-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Testimony of Rosemarie Essa's best friend.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/post_213.html

reen
02-17-2010, 02:43 PM
Essa joked about wife's death.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essa_joked_about_wifes.html

Sickening. Read the comments on that one, if you want to hear some more details from people that supposedly know the family.

ohiogirl
02-18-2010, 10:30 AM
Testimony of detective.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/lawyers_in_yazeed_essa_case_ar.html

ohiogirl
02-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Testimony of mistress.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_mistress_tells_ju_1.html

ohiogirl
02-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Further testimony of CSI, I wonder how many more witnesses there will be.
Have a good weekend all.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/crime_scene_analyst_must_limit.html

ohiogirl
02-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Prosecution rests.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/prosecution_rests_its_case_aga.html

ohiogirl
02-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Prosecutor says wedding band is phony.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_wedding_band_a_ph.html

ohiogirl
02-23-2010, 11:42 AM
I am very interested to see what the defense has. I'm thinking a lot of bs.

Opie
02-23-2010, 10:30 PM
I am very interested to see what the defense has. I'm thinking a lot of bs.

Undoubtedly that is what they have.

Bobbisangel
02-23-2010, 10:58 PM
What a lowlife scum ball. He will be found guilty and I hope he never gets to breathe fresh air again.

ohiogirl
02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
Some defense testimony.
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/yazeed_essas_mistress_margueri.html

ohiogirl
02-25-2010, 05:05 PM
Defense rests.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/rosemarie_essas_family_commemo.html

ohiogirl
02-25-2010, 05:07 PM
Family memorial for slain mother. Defense rests. Essa does not testify. Hm, why not?

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/solemn_memorial_for_slain_moth.html

ohiogirl
02-26-2010, 11:57 AM
Closing arguments on Monday

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/attorneys_preparing_for_closin.html

ohiogirl
03-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Closing arguments today. This defense attorney thinks they have presented a good case, so Essa didn't need to testify? How about, they couldn't put him on the stand because they knew he would lie? That sounds more likely.

http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=122520&article=6823501

Texas Mist
03-01-2010, 11:31 AM
Closing arguments today. This defense attorney thinks they have presented a good case, so Essa didn't need to testify? How about, they couldn't put him on the stand because they knew he would lie? That sounds more likely.

http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=122520&article=6823501




http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/mlib/1263/02/1263_1266414097.jpg
His looks alone are enough to get him convicted.....don't know how his defense atty can overcome THIS.

Gives me chills just looking at his dark aura.

BTW, thanks again ohiogirl for keeping this thread updated. ((hugs))

ohiogirl
03-01-2010, 04:28 PM
This mornings closing arguments.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/lawyers_in_yazeed_essas_aggrav.html

ohiogirl
03-02-2010, 01:35 PM
Deliberations begin. I wonder how long. Today is Tuesday, I am looking for a conviction on Thursday. Anyone?

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/jury_begins_deliberations_in_y.html

ohiogirl
03-04-2010, 11:12 AM
Jurors still deliberating. I think this afternoon, jmo. I also think people are fooling themselves if they think the defense created reasonable doubt. We'll seel.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/jurors_in_yazeed_essa_aggravat.html

ohiogirl
03-04-2010, 02:08 PM
48 Hours Mystery will do a show on this case.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/03/03/crimesider/entry6262046.shtml

ohiogirl
03-04-2010, 02:19 PM
Jury deliberates, nothing really new in this.
http://www.woio.com/Global/story.asp?S=12059550

oh_gal
03-04-2010, 02:36 PM
I'm no legal eagle, but I really don't understand why this is taking so long.
There's no question he killed her. There's no question it was deliberate.
Must be the sentence that's hanging them up.

ohiogirl
03-04-2010, 04:57 PM
Maybe there's some guy on the jury that went through a bad divorce and thinks she deserved it.

Texas Mist
03-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Maybe there's some guy on the jury that went through a bad divorce and thinks she deserved it.

I'm surprised by this taking as long as it has - really.

I guess I wouldn't make a good juror....this 'thing' oozes evil.

ohiogirl
03-05-2010, 11:02 AM
Judge asks jurors to come in early on Fri. morning.

http://www.woio.com/Global/story.asp?S=12059550

oh_gal
03-05-2010, 11:07 AM
Link to the live video feed from courtroom:

http://www.newsnet5.com/subindex/news/news5

ohiogirl
03-05-2010, 01:05 PM
Verdict this afternoon.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/verdict_in_yazeed_essa_murder.html

ohiogirl
03-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Dang, I have to leave in a few minutes, will probably miss it.

oh_gal
03-05-2010, 01:59 PM
My husband thinks he'll be found innocent, because they can't prove he was the one who put the cyanide in the capsules....boy, I hope not. Won't be long now.

oh_gal
03-05-2010, 02:20 PM
The jury has found him GUILTY!

Link:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/05/essa.cynaide.murder.verdict/index.html?hpt=T2

Texas Mist
03-05-2010, 02:24 PM
GUILTY: Jury delivers verdict in Yazeed Essa aggravated murder trial
By Leila Atassi, The Plain Dealer
March 05, 2010, 1:11PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cuyahoga County jury convicted Yazeed Essa of aggravated murder today for poisoning his wife, Rosemarie.

Essa, a 41-year-old former Gates Mills doctor, faces a sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole for 20 years.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/jury_delivers_verdict_in_yazee.html

Thank goodness! I didn't wanna have to think about this scum out on the streets again.

ohiogirl
03-08-2010, 11:36 AM
Thank goodness. The right outcome. The jurors did a great job.

Texas Mist
03-09-2010, 05:52 PM
"Your lack of remorse is unreal... unreal," said the judge. I am so glad that you are leaving my courtroom and I hope to never have to see you again."

And the judge sentenced the scum to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 20 years (maximum penalty allowed).

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/sentencing-today-for-doctor-who-poisoned-his-wife

LinasK
02-11-2011, 04:31 AM
Man, I just saw this trial on InSession, and I'd forgotten about it and that I'd started the thread. I didn't realize it took place a year ago. :doh:Thank goodness justice was served. What a pig! :loser:He really thought he could cover it up with a car accident, and when that didn't work and he discovered she called her friend as she's dying and tells her her forced her to take the Calcium, he flees to Lebanon!

fran
02-11-2011, 07:57 AM
"Your lack of remorse is unreal... unreal," said the judge. I am so glad that you are leaving my courtroom and I hope to never have to see you again."

And the judge sentenced the scum to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 20 years (maximum penalty allowed).

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/sentencing-today-for-doctor-who-poisoned-his-wife

Oh My Goodness! The impact statements by the two brothers is heartbreaking. :(

I can't even imagine how they feel.

Looks like the judge doesn't like the defendent. I've never seen a judge say that before. Good for her!

JMHO
fran

LiveLaughLuv
02-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Man, I just saw this trial on InSession, and I'd forgotten about it and that I'd started the thread. I didn't realize it took place a year ago. :doh:Thank goodness justice was served. What a pig! :loser:He really thought he could cover it up with a car accident, and when that didn't work and he discovered she called her friend as she's dying and tells her her forced her to take the Calcium, he flees to Lebanon!

I too watched this trial, didn't know there was a thread on this..

I am so glad he fled the country, which truly shows guilt.

This proves to me, jurors listen intently and they arrive at the right conclusion and render a just verdict. Had he NOT fled the country, I don't think he would have been found guilty. I also feel he was trying to set up his "friends with benefits" girl (Marguerite) when he had her handle the calcium to check the expiration date. He showed no remorse for he claims innocence...He has no respect for woman and Her Honor gave it to him and more...

I was also very impressed the very same family members who helped him flee, came to Rosie's defense, once they found out she was poisoned...good for them...:clap:

My heart broke at hearing the children's impact statement...I do hope the DiPuccio family will be at every parole hearing and he spends the rest of his sorry life in prison. This is a man who vowed to perserve life and used a horrible method of getting her out of the picture so he could be free to either marry that nurse or continue on with the playboy life...just verdict!

Justice has been served for Rosie and her family...

Trvl4Lyfe
12-04-2011, 06:09 PM
Just watched this again on 48 hours and at the end it said he tried to sneak a women in, posed as an attorney. :floorlaugh: He should have though about what his actions would have cost him.

fran
12-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Ohio Supreme Court rejects appeal in Yazeed Essa cyanide case

Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 8:01 AM

article at link .............................. http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/11/ohio_supreme_court_rejects_app_1.html

Shelby1
06-06-2012, 11:56 AM
In Session is going to be showing the appeal starting tomorrow, June 7, 2012.

Shelby1
06-06-2012, 11:57 AM
Oops, now I read above that they rejected the appeal....


Well, In Session is showing something to do with the case tomorrow.

indicat
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Oops, now I read above that they rejected the appeal....


Well, In Session is showing something to do with the case tomorrow.

Its confusing when they do this! So I guess this is old coverage?? :)

CarolinaMoon
06-07-2012, 06:14 AM
Ohio Supreme Court rejects appeal in Yazeed Essa cyanide case

Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 8:01 AM

article at link .............................. http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/11/ohio_supreme_court_rejects_app_1.html

I remember this case very well. Essa is a disgusting human being. Even if it's a canned presentation, I will be glued to it. I want to see how


Defense lawyer Stephen Miles had contended that the trial judge made errors that turned jurors against Essa.

Like, his own brother ended up testifying against him because of his own charges in the case. Likewise at least one other witness.

If the defense said the judge made decisions that allowed the jury against him? LOL! Not much was presented to show the wonderful, loving, human being he is. Wonder why? :what: