THE HOAX IN AMITYVILLE: PART 1
It began early on the morning of November 13, 1974, in Amityville, Long Island.
Sometime around 3:00AM, Ronald DeFeo murdered his mother, father, two brothers, and two sisters in their home with a high-power rifle.
Diagram of the second floor of the Amityville home showing
where five of the six members of the family were found.
DeFeo's father and mother were both shot twice in the back. His younger sister was shot in the face. Apparently, she'd awakened at the sound of the gunshots and was looking down the barrel of the gun when she was shot. DeFeo then shot his brothers once in their backs. He then went up to his other sister's bedroom on the third floor and shot her in the back of the head.
DeFeo was convicted and sentenced to six consecutive 25-year-to-life prison terms.
At the time, everybody had thought that the horror was over with the murders.
But it wasn't.
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