SHATTERED HOPES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS Dwight, I have no idea. Never heard of her before about a year ago when she came on this page and suggested that her and I are long lost friends who spoke way, way back when Ric was writing his book, or something to the effect. She seemed to suggest that we talked, which, as I recall, I shut that down pretty quickly wherein I stated that I have never met her, never talked to her, never emailed her, and have not the foggiest who she is and what her connection to the Amityville case is. Now, POOF, we have this book. And I am not too terribly happy that she proffers documents and research which WE, as the Shattered team, FOUND as her own.
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SHATTERED HOPES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS CHAPTER NINE - NEW EVIDENCE FOUND IN THE AMITYVILLE CASE: Knight, without offering anything remotely new to the account of how we found the gun builds an entire chapter by transcribing the CBS2 news segment which aired on us in February 2012. She further scavenges text from AquaSurvey's website, stealing photos that belong to myself or AS without so much as a licensing fee OR credit for the photos. She then reprints, in ALMOST IN ENTIRETY, the complete article written by Seth Porges at Maxim Magazine verbatim as it appeared in the online and print versions of the magazine without so much as a credit to ANYONE and to a lay person they would likely assume it was actually an interview with me that SHE conducted when Seth was the one who did the work.
She further writes: (Reprinted EXACTLY as written)
"I can recall the phone call that woke me up on the day they pulled the gun out of the water.
As I answered it all the voice said was, "They found the second gun."
"What? What the :) love :) are you talking about?"
"Katzenbach and his divers found the second gun in the Amityville murders."
"Are you shitting me?"
"No, look just turn on the news."
As I turned on the news, there it was the whole story, the photo of the gun, everything."
"Oh my God, that son of a bitch pulled it off!!!!! I got to go I will call you later." As I hung up the phone, my mind raced. Was this the same gun? Did the calibers match what we know by the ballistics reports of the DeFeo murders? I know one thing I had to get a hold of Katzenbach.
I tried for days, but was unable to do so. All I knew at the time is that the police had the gun and that tests were being run on it."
MY COMMENT: First and foremost, dramatic, yes, but accurate...not so much. Regarding this person who called her and told her to turn on the news, I can say that this was a blatant fabrication. First and foremost, there were NO NEWS CREWS permitted on site. There were no news people, other than Maxim Magazine, even remotely of the knowledge as to what we were doing and what we were searching for. I know this to be 100% true because, first, I was there and Ms. Knight was not. Secondly, absolute secrecy and "no publicity" was a condition of the "permission" issued by the Village of Amityville under which we were permitted to conduct our search. So this statement that she turned on the news and it was all over the airwaves on the day we discovered it is nothing more than dramatic, shall we say, :) silly dilly :).
For anyone who is interested in the blow by blow as to what happened --- we, as a team, all agreed on absolute secrecy of the find after the SCPD left with the gun. We wanted a few days to collect our thoughts before we issued any form of a statement and we collectively agreed to the following week. We left the site of Coles Avenue around 5p that day, Jan. 19th, 2012, and I went back to my hotel. At around 6-7ish, Bill Pfeiffer called me and said he had been contacted by Newsday. Apparently, word travels fast. So over the course of Thursday and Friday we both spoke with the Newsday reporter and gave our account. The story did not break until around 10p - midnight on Friday evening January 20th. AND, it was NEVER on the news until late February when CBS2 did their nearly 5-minute long exclusive on the story.
If you're going to use my name, get the facts right, Ms. Knight.
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SHATTERED HOPES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS Furthermore, her statement about how she "tried for days" to get ahold of me is ridiculous. For those of you on the page, most of you guys would likely agree I am about as public as a Walgreens and anyone who wants to get ahold of me can likely do so through this page or via our website. Even as busy as I am these days, someone is still keeping an eye on the page at all times. Again, I am calling ":) silly dilly :)."
I just thought I would share the information about this book before anyone else brought it to my attention. (And thanks to those who did!)