...and where is Ric Osuna today???

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...and where is Ric Osuna today???

Post by astonio » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:35 am

...would anyone know? I ask for a couple of reasons, but the most curious of my concerns is how it has been stated on here he recanted his stance regarding the Lutzes haunting/hoax. Wondering if he may now feel differently toward his view of Dawn's "involvement" in the murders.

***Interesting side note: E-television and another docu I watched not too long ago spotlighted the DeFeo tragedy and Ric Osuna was interjected in between footage. I noticed whenever his conversation or responses began to lean toward his belief of Dawn's role, he was edited on the dot. He would state things like, 'The real horror, the real story, is much scarier than The Amityville Horror...(paraphrasing), but then the programs switched scenes.

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Post by BillyCigars » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:46 am

I remember a couple years ago (2004/2005 or so), he was a Real Estate agent with Prudential in Nevada.

And before that, he was a contibuting writer for a fledgling magazine called, "Millionaire Magazine".
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:50 am

Ric is currently "directing" this OPUS

I would imagine he gets "cut short" because legally these doc makers do not wish to be sued over his wild theories, but the last thing I saw him on, he did expound quite a bit.

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Post by astonio » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:09 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:Ric is currently "directing" this OPUS

I would imagine he gets "cut short" because legally these doc makers do not wish to be sued over his wild theories, but the last thing I saw him on, he did expound quite a bit.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! You're kidding me?!? It would be enlightening...if it were truthful and not contrived to a mysterious gain. What program did you find of his expounding further into his theories? I would be interested in taking a peek...mind you, a literal 'peek' because as soon as I hear or see his spin on that early morning, hand to remote channel change! :D

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Post by BillyCigars » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:15 am

"The old man's still an artist with a Thompson."

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Post by TigresMeow » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:23 pm

I wonder how much makeup it took to cover his mole? I didn't see his mole in his pic from that link Billy. :lol:
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:29 am

astonio wrote:What program did you find of his expounding further into his theories?
At the end of THIS SHOW he mentions "accomplices including Dawn Defeo" after his "three year investigation". That's about it, but it's more than they usually allow him.

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Post by astonio » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:31 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote:
astonio wrote:What program did you find of his expounding further into his theories?
At the end of THIS SHOW he mentions "accomplices including Dawn Defeo" after his "three year investigation". That's about it, but it's more than they usually allow him.
Thanks! I try to keep up with any media reporting, docus, etc., regarding the DeFeo's. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for this one.

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Post by azukoski » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:37 pm

i just saw his prudential realtor page and sent him an email. I filled in the fields as follows:

Name: Ric :) flower :)

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P.S. Tell geraldine hi>> :D

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Post by Brendan72 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:21 pm

I heard Osuna was now working at Wal-Mart?
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Ric Osuna still plugging his book...

Post by sherbetbizarre » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:29 pm

Oh look, his website's been revamped...

https://amityvillemurders.com/





:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ric Osuna still plugging his book...

Post by indigo_turquoise » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:45 pm

Quick odd question: is that mugshot photo towards the bottom of the home page Ronnie? With no beard and short hair?

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Post by msmart112 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:33 pm

LOL...this is fantastic!

Ric is trying to fool a new generation of idiots into believing his ridiculous BS. :lol:

I wonder if he knows that his one time BFF Ryan now believes that Ronnie acted alone? :think:
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:00 am

indigo_turquoise wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Quick odd question: is that mugshot photo towards the bottom of the home page Ronnie? With no beard and short hair?
Yeah, apparently he shaved to make himself more presentable, probably on advice of his lawyer.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:04 am

msmart112 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Ric is trying to fool a new generation of idiots into believing his ridiculous BS. :lol:

I wonder if he knows that his one time BFF Ryan now believes that Ronnie acted alone? :think:
In that second video he claims he spoke to "People who were close to the DeFeo's (that) knew Geradine". If that were so, why do they not appear in Shattered Hopes?

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Post by PeteyP » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm

Wow. Just WOW. :fp:

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Post by PeteyP » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:51 pm

.....and telling that the comment section is off. Gee. Go figure. :roll:

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Re: ...and where is Ric Osuna today???

Post by Dan the Damned » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:07 pm

Surprised to see that Ric revised his website last year.

Prior to that, I believe the last time we heard from Ric was that short article he wrote for Eric's "now-partially-defunct" Amityville Files website in February 2009:

Amityville: A Neverending Tale


by Ric Osuna, author of The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders

It’s hard to believe that the shots that rang out in a quaint Long Island South Shore community on November 13, 1974 would still be echoing today. After more than three decades, the DeFeo murders still fascinate and attract new interest. Maybe it’s because the grisly and macabre stories surrounding the famous Amityville house speak to the deepest fears of the human psyche. Maybe because the ghostly claims help rationalize our understanding that real evil does exist in the world. Whatever the reasons may be, one thing is certain: Books and movies on Amityville have created an enduring legend that will continue to live on, even after we are all gone.

It has been speculated that at 3:00 a.m., on November 13, 1974, Ronald ‘Butch’ DeFeo, Jr. awoke in the TV room on the second floor of his family’s Dutch Colonial home at 112 Ocean Avenue filled with a murderous rage. He grabbed his .35-caliber Marlin rifle from his bedroom, loaded it and proceeded to his parents’ room.

A small votive candle burning on his father’s dresser-a makeshift shrine with several Catholic statues and pictures-and the hallway’s bathroom light were his only light source. Regardless of his poor vision, Butch stood in the doorway and, amazingly, fired two expert shots into each of his slumbering parents. But the murderous rampage had only begun.

By the time it had ended, six DeFeos-Ronald, Sr., Louise, Dawn, Allison, Marc, and John-lay dead. When the police discovered the grisly crime scene the following evening, they were mystified as to how six members of a family could be executed without any signs of a struggle. This “official” version of events concocted by a corrupt justice system, shoddy reporting, and publicity-seeking profiteers conveniently buried the truth for more than 25 years. The real events were not as fanciful, but a clear culmination of disaster brought on by a dysfunctional environment.

In order for the Suffolk County justice system to expose the fallacies in the DeFeo case, it would have to expose its own sins. While I was conducting research for my book on the DeFeo murders entitled The Night the DeFeos Died, I uncovered evidence that shed new light on the crime and haunted house claims. The true story of the DeFeo murders, and subsequent alleged haunting centered on the Suffolk County justice system that prevented Butch DeFeo from receiving a fair trial. Of course, most murder suspects say they are innocent, right? The facts, however, cannot be disputed. The DeFeo investigation was led by a police department that was eventually exposed in a 1989 New York State report that shed light on its deplorable use of corruption, torture, and deceptive practices to obtain convictions. Its so-called confession rate ran above 90%, which, in law enforcement, is unheard of.

During one instance in 1975, the district attorney prosecuting the DeFeo trial acknowledged in a private evidentiary hearing that multiple weapons and gunmen were involved in the DeFeo murders. Yet, the presiding judge refused to let the defense have time to investigate fully the crime to bring these facts to light. In an act of desperation, Butch and his defense counsel concocted wild stories that will forever haunt the residents of the sleepy little village of Amityville.

By no accounts is Butch DeFeo an innocent man. This is a man that has repeatedly attempted to profit from the murder of his own family, even in spite of his admission that he played an active role in their execution. Along with his scheming partners, he invented insanity claims that remain a cancerous tumor of fictional demons, disembodied voices, and possession. Of course, none of it is real, at least in the Amityville case.

Any tale of demonic possession or ghostly inhabitation paled in comparison to the real Amityville murders that had its roots in physical abuse, drugs, alcohol, organized crime, and police brutality, which rivaled the Nazi Gestapo’s own brand of ‘justice.’ Amityville is synonymous with horror, while it is certainly the antonym of rational thought.

There are those that want ghosts and demons to inhabit the house because it eases their own fears and hesitation at examining the real evil that a man-a brother, father and son-was capable of: The human kind. Science, logic, and history mean little to individuals that want the iconic tale of an evil house with eye-like windows to live on forever. It is tantamount to early explorers trying to convince people that the world was not flat.

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Post by Brendan72 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:36 pm

During one instance in 1975, the district attorney prosecuting the DeFeo trial acknowledged in a private evidentiary hearing that multiple weapons and gunmen were involved in the DeFeo murders. Yet, the presiding judge refused to let the defense have time to investigate fully the crime to bring these facts to light. In an act of desperation, Butch and his defense counsel concocted wild stories that will forever haunt the residents of the sleepy little village of Amityville.
I would like to see a transcript of this 'private evidentiary hearing' (if they exist) and I am interested why this was no mentioned in the book High Hopes. Nor was there mention of the judge not allowing defense to investigate it.

It would have been interesting if Weber had written that book he was supposedly interesting in writing. I always believed he would have been able to write about it without mention of the haunting. People would have read it as it is a high profile case.
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Post by msmart112 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:15 pm

Ric Osuna wrote:During one instance in 1975, the district attorney prosecuting the DeFeo trial acknowledged in a private evidentiary hearing that multiple weapons and gunmen were involved in the DeFeo murders.
Absolutely false.
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