Ryan Katzenbach wrote:The one thing that remains consistent in all of the stories that he (Ronnie) has ever told about what happened that night, was the involvement of his sister Dawn, which started almost from day one.
This is absolutely false.
Ronnie has given over a DOZEN versions that did NOT involve Dawn.
From the back cover...
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:And we haven't even mentioned the "second gun" which was used in the crime.
...so it's now a FACT that a second gun was used?
Ryan once AGAIN didn't bother to ask those who knew the DeFeo family to confirm that Geraldine had been around prior to the murders.
No surprise there.
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:At around 7:20 PM, Mike Brigante arrives on the scene from Brooklyn along with his son.
This is absolutely false.
Michael Brigante HIMSELF testified that he was still in Brooklyn at 8:00 PM when the police called him.
Also...as much as Ryan likes to ignore it...Angela Brigante also made the trip to Amityville...
Ed Asner wrote:Suffolk Homicide had set-up central command over the crime scene at the home of Rufus and Diane Ireland next door.
That would be Diana Ireland.
Ric Osuna wrote:If you talk to residents who knew Bobby Kelske and Butch DeFeo, residents of Amityville, they always had a suspicion that Bobby was involved with the murders.
Who are these residents?
According to SH...at 11:00 PM on November 13, 1974...a neighbor approached Geraldine and informed her of the murders. This neighbor then told Geraldine to turn on Channel Five (which by 11:00 was airing The Best of Groucho). According Geraldine (via TNTDD)...she arrived in Amityville "close to midnight".
So she made the nearly two hour drive in an hour?
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:Butch, nevertheless, proceeded into his younger sister’s room. “I immediately was sickened by the sight. It felt like my stomach flipped-flopped a couple of times, and
I just about died,” Butch said. Allison, who had been Butch’s golden girl, lay dead in her bed. She had been shot in the head, and her blood was dripping down onto the white shag rug, staining it red. Believing his brothers had met a similar fate, Butch bypassed their door and headed for Dawn’s room.
...but in SH...Ronnie went into Marc and John's room.
So which is it?
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:He entered Dawn’s room and found her laughing, singing, and dancing. “I didn’t know what to do,” Butch said. “She was like a mad woman, carrying on. She then told me she wanted to make a phone call to Billy Davidge to tell him what just happened.” As Dawn picked up the phone to call her boyfriend in Florida, Butch knocked it out of her hand and asked her, “What are you, stupid? What the hell did you take?”
...but in SH...Billy wasn't in Florida yet.
So was Billy in Florida or not?
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:Bobby Kelse drove to Brooklyn with his .38 revolver it is said. And Bobby Kelske went to the home of one Frank Boyde, who was a Brigante Buick dealership employee.
Ric Osuna wrote:According to an affirmation that I had located, a Frank Boyde who had worked with Butch DeFeo at the dealership, had actually melted down a Colt Python.
Then Ed Asner reads the affirmation...and there's even a reencatment showing Kelske giving the gun to Boyde.
If anyone wants to read this obviously fake affirmation...here it is...
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Ed Asner wrote:In his interview with Ric Osuna, Butch DeFeo claimed that the Suffolk County homicide detectives beat him and Bobby Kelske for twenty hours until they obtained an eight-page confession statement.
There is nothing about the homicide detectives allegedly beating Bobby Kelse for twenty hours in TNTDD...and Kelske said in court that he was not beaten.
Also...the police never obtained an eight-page confession.
Geraldine Gates wrote:I went to see grandpa, Mike Brigante. Grandpa told me that he needed to talk to me, it was something that was very urgent and very important, and I had to sit down. He had gotten word that this little snip in the DA's office was convinced that Butch did not commit the crimes alone. He had received a phone call from Linn Nonnewitz, a panicked phone call from Linn and Roger, that Detective Rafferty and Detective Harrison had been to her home and were looking for a second gun. They also tried to make the Nonnewitzs confirm that a female who was well acquainted with the children was the accomplice to the crime. Grandpa got wind of this from three different precincts, and he said, "Gerri, you're that female."
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:Butch maintains that it was his sister Dawn that intimidated the kids to stay into their room, but at this point it was really Gerard Sullivan who was looking at Geraldine as being possibly that accomplice.
Geraldine Gates wrote:He (Michael Brigante) told me it was for my benefit that I don't testify at the trial, and he told me that I should never again refer to myself as Mrs. DeFeo, that I had to destroy any and all documentation.
But In TNTDD...this all happened in November of 1974...LONG before Gerard Sullivan became involved in the case...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:After Butch’s arraignment (November 15, 1974), he was transferred to the Suffolk County Jail. Finally out of the hands of the homicide squad, Geraldine got her first
chance to see her husband since his incarceration. On her way out of the jail, Geraldine met up with Rocco DeFeo and Michael Brigante Sr. She recalled, “Immediately upon seeing me, Mike and Rocco pushed me into a phone booth. They told me I had to be careful and that I had to stop being Butch’s wife. When I asked why, they told me their connections informed them that the cops had realized that it was an impossibility that Butch could have killed everyone alone. They had felt that a female had to have kept the kids quiet, so they were beginning to feel they needed to find an accomplice. Big Mike and Rocco did not want to risk the cops implicating me, so they told me I no longer existed as Butch’s wife.”
Both men, in fact, had a soft spot for Geraldine and her children. Because Shea Marie was barely three months old, they did not want Geraldine to be implicated in the murders.
...and going back to this...
Geraldine Gates wrote:They also tried to make the Nonnewitzs confirm that a female who was well acquanited with the children was the accomplice to the crime.
...this might be the most idiotic thing that Geraldine has ever said....and the fact that Ryan left this in his "film" speaks volumes about him.
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:Augie Degennaro swore out various affirmations for Jacob Siegfried in support of Butch saying that Dawn DeFeo had asked him for drugs, Dawn DeFeo had asked him for a gun, that Dawn DeFeo was definitely up to being a participant in the murder of the family.
Here's a thread that deals with this Augie Degennaro nonsense...
http://www.amityvillefaq.com/truthboard ... f=9&t=9156
Ryan Katzenbach wrote:It's also said that Augie Degennaro was very close with mobster Joey Gallo.
Said by whom...Geraldine?
Also...Joey Gallo was in prison from the early sixties until 1971...and he passed away in 1972...