Yazeed Essa Wiki, Biography
Yazeed Essa, who murdered his wife Rosemarie Essa on February 24, 2005, is currently serving a life sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. This entire case will be covered in the latest episode of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered titled ‘Bitter Pill’, which will air on January 17, 2023, at 8:00 PM. m. IN OXYGEN 79.
At the now-defunct Mount Sinai Hospital, where Rosemarie worked as a nurse and Yazeed as an ER doctor and businessman, they first met in 1995. Yazeed left Alexandra Herrera for Rosemarie after being in a relationship with her at the time.
The wedding took place on September 11, 1999. They have two children, a girl named Lena and a son named Armand.
Let’s take a closer look at this case and how Yazeed poisoned his wife.
Trigger Warning: This article contains details of the murder. Viewer discretion is advised.
How did Yazeed Essa murder his wife and where is he now?
At around 2:00 p.m. on February 24, 2005, Rosemarie Essa and her sister went to a movie theater. She contacted her close friend Eva McGregor when she began to feel unwell while she was driving and explained that her cause could be the calcium pills her husband had previously given her.
Rosemarie then hung up and called her husband, but he didn’t answer. He was only going 10 mph when she collapsed behind the wheel and his SUV collided with another truck. When bystanders arrived to help her, she was nearly unconscious and began vomiting in the car before losing consciousness.
She was then rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead at 3:02 p.m. No injuries were found on her body and this confused the authorities. It was later that Dominic DiPuccio, Rosemarie’s husband, revealed to Dateline: Secrets Uncovered that Rosie’s closest friend, Eva McGregor, suspected that Yazeed had something to do with the case.
“She proceeded to tell me that Rosie was talking to her on the way to the movies and said that Yaz had given her a calcium pill before she left the house and she started to feel dizzy.”
“She kept insisting, ‘Promise me you’ll get a full autopsy, promise me you’ll get a toxicology report. Promise me, promise me, promise me.’
Rosemarie’s relatives were already suspicious of her husband when they remembered that her husband was withdrawn from her, emotionless. She later sent an email informing others of his wife’s death that stated simply:
“I just wanted you to know that Rosie died yesterday in a minor car accident. She will be missed.”
Eva McGregor informed the Highland Heights Police Department of her suspicions and Yazeed was questioned. Yazeed told police that he had insisted that Rosie take the calcium pills after hearing her mother talk about osteoporosis.
Yazeed gave police the pill bottle after they visited Yazeed’s home. When the container was examined, it was found that cyanide had been added to the calcium pills. However, he had left the nation for Lebanon when the police found him.
He became overconfident and started bragging to people about his crime. After spending 17 months in Lebanon, he flew to Cyprus under a false identity, but was caught by officials waiting there. He was extradited to Cleveland to stand trial for aggravated murder in January 2009.
On March 8, 2010, Yazeed was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to life in prison without parole for 20 years. He is currently being held at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown.