Ronald Joseph "Butch" DeFeo, Jr. (born September 26, 1951) is an American mass murderer. He was tried and convicted for the 1974 killings of his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. The case is notable for being the real life inspiration behind the book and film versions of The Amityville Horror.

Ronnie Defeo murdered his entire family in the infamous Amityville house

The blood stained bed of murder victim Marc DeFeo, who was murdered by Ronald DeFeo jr. during the mass murder of the Defeo family which would eventually become known as ‘The Real Amityville Horror’.

The bed where the Amityville murderer Ron DeFeo’s 12 year-old brother, Mark died.

Ronald DeFeo | Killed the six family members with a .35 caliber rifle.  In court he testified to being possessed by Satan whom he blamed for the murders.

In 1974 Ronald DeFeo Jr murdered his entire family. He was sentenced to six consecutive sentences of 25 years to life. He claimed he was possessed by satan. DeFeo's story has been told in books and in movies: The Amityville Horror.

Ronald DeFeo, Jr.

The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders by Ric Osuna.

The Amityville slayings, November 13, 1974

Police removing bodies from the Amityville house. On November 1974 Ronald DeFeo killed his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters in their home. His crimes were later made into a book and film named The Amityville Horror. that shit cray!

The Amityville Home    Amityville, N.Y.  In 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were found slain in this home; eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. was later convicted of murdering his parents and siblings. A year later, the Lutz family moved in but quickly moved out after reports of unexplained paranormal activity -- strange odors, unexplained cold drafts and an apparition that took the form of a demonic pig-like creature. Photo by Doug Kerr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Amityville House: This was the home occupied by the DeFeo family until they were murdered in The eldest of the five children, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo Jr., was convicted of murdering his parents and four younger siblings with a calibre rifle.

Oct 14, 1975: Trial begins in Amityville murders Ronald DeFeo Jr. goes on trial for the killings of his parents and four siblings in their Amityville, New York, home on October 14, 1975. The family’s...

Oct Trial begins in Amityville murders Ronald DeFeo Jr. goes on trial for the killings of his parents and four siblings in their Amityville, New York, home on October The family’s.

Ronald DeFeo, Jr., born September 26, 1951

In Ronald DeFeo killed his entire family, including his parents, brothers and sisters, while they were sleeping in their beds.

Ronald DeFeo, Jr. Aka Amityville Murders of his Family

Ronald Joseph DeFeo jr, USA, mass murderer, 06 victims of his own family "the real Amityville Horror", born September criminal penalty life emprisonment

Ronald DeFeo

Ronald DeFeo

The Amityville Horror.  The real Ronald DeFeo at the time of his arrest;  right after the murders

Killer: In November Ronald DeFeo murdered his entire family, shooting them all with a Marlin Rifle. According to DeFeo he was being controlled by evil spirits and heard voices in his home in Amityville, NY. He was sentenced to six life sentences.

By the end of the evening, police investigators would find an additional two bodies, bringing the Ocean Avenue death toll to six. Six of seven members of the Ronald DeFeo family had been methodically murdered as they slept in their beds, leaving Ronald DeFeo, Jr., as the sole survivor of the grisly suburban bloodbath.

The Amityville murders - Removing the bodies of the DeFeo family from 112 Ocean Avenue November

Andrei Chikatilo AKA The Rostov Ripper.  A Russian killer who confessed to 5 2 counts of murder only after having a therapy session with a Psychiatrist.

Andrei Chikatilo AKA The Rostov Ripper. A Russian killer who confessed to 5 2 counts of murder only after having a therapy session with a Psychiatrist.

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