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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRonald Joseph DeFeo Jr.
Nickname Butch

Mini Bio (1)

Ronald DeFeo was born on September 26, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Ronald Joseph DeFeo Jr.

Spouse (3)

Nissa Burkhalter (June 2012 - 21 July 2015) (divorced)
Tracey Defeo (28 April 2004 - ?) (divorced)
Barbara Puco (1994 - 1999)

Trivia (9)

Is currently serving six concurrent life terms for the slaying of his parents Ronald DeFeo, Sr. (43) and Louise (42) and his siblings John (9), Marc (12), Allison (13) and Dawn (18) at their residence on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville on murdered his brothers, sisters and parents on November 13, 1974 in Amityville, New York while they slept. These murders were the "basis" for "The Amityville Horror".
Claims he had heard voices coming from within his home in Amityville telling him to murder his family.
Later supposedly became a business partner with his defense attorney William Weber, in a bid to make a financial profit from the events surrounding the murders.
Letters and various psychiatric documents exist showing him to be a different character from that of the Monster, as publicized in movies, books and texts.
Remains optimistic that he will one day be released from custody, despite failing at all of his previous parole boards.
He currently claims that his sister Dawn DeFeo played a key part in the murders, and is calling for three such crimes to be taken into consideration.
Following his arrest in 1974, he claimed in his official testimony that he had heard a disembodied voice telling him to murder his family, though after much deliberation it was later revealed the claim was merely a ploy, as apart of an insanity defense plea led by his Defense Attorney William Weber.
The murdered members of the DeFeo family are buried at Saint Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.
Currently serving a life sentence at the Green Haven Correctional Facility for the infamous Amityville Murders. [January 2006]

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