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The Night the Defeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders

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The true story surrounding the world's most notorious, alleged haunted house in Amityville, New York.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Booksurge Publishing (first published March 1st 2002)
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Sep 12, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing
If you've heard of the DeFeo murders, then no doubt you've heard that the family was killed at the hands of the oldest son who was under the influence of drugs, drink, or possibly a supernatural element. The DeFeos were in fact killed by the oldest son but that is about the only true part of the story. Author Ric Osuna spent years meticulously researching the story of the DeFeo murders and the story of the Amityville horror, the haunted house the family left behind. What he found is even more in ...more
Aug 05, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
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I found this book fascinating. I've always been intrigued and curious surrounding the real story behind "The Amityville Horror". Osuna did a great job at researching and providing facts on the case. I never knew the real story and I learned a great deal. Even though, Osuna maintains an unbiased point of view, you always wonder if what everyone claimed to be accurate is, in fact, accurate. Reading this book I am able to understand Butch aka Ronald DeFoe Jr a little more and I certainly understand ...more
Jan 17, 2016 Fishface rated it liked it
More on ye olde DeFeo family murders. This is Butch's viewpoint, as related by his ex-wife. Includes some information on the connections between the DeFeos and the Mafia. If possible, this makes the DeFeo family looks even more miserable and depraved than the Kaplans did in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR CONSPIRACY, and in the process the author does his best to bring down the Long Island police constabulary, the prosecutor's office and most of the authors and filmmakers who tried to turn a buck using th ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Mitzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always been intriqued with the Amityville Murder's & House since I was a child. This book goes into great detail of what happened and behind the scenes. Very well written & seems like it the author has researched very well also.
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Sep 05, 2015 Samantha Nicholson rated it it was amazing
An excellent resource that delves into the hard facts of the case, including court records, crime scene evidence, in-depth interviews, and much more.
Nov 07, 2010 Rachael rated it really liked it
i'm not sure i agree with all of the author's scenarios regarding this case; nevertheless, it was an eye opener. it provided many facts that i was never aware of. worth the read
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I couldn't finish it. It was too long.
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