In the year of 1974, on the day of November 13, at 3:15 AM, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., a.k.a. 'Butch', used a .35-caliber Marlin hunting Rifle and fired eight times in one place or another at a big, rambling, three-story Dutch Colonial home with black shingles and white trim in Amityville, Long Island, New York. As a result, his parents, Ronald DeFeo, Sr., and Louise DeFeo, his two brothers, John and Marc DeFeo, and two sisters, Allison and Dawn DeFeo, died that night. The judge turned down his pleas for insanity and sentenced him to six consecutive life-terms, which he serves in (name changed for anonymity) Danemorra maximum-security prison. No matter how many times Ronnie changes his story, it remains evident, factual or skeptical, that he was the source and outcome of the murder of the DeFeo family.
Stop changing your story, Ronnie, if you ever want to make it out of jail.
When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily, joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, clinical, intellectual, cynical...