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Family Murders

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:14 pm
by weather83
I have a murder casebook from the United Kingdom titled: "Family Bloodbath" The book has pictures of the Amityville case and has information on some of the family members and stuff on the case. I found one interesting fact: Dawn used to argue with Ronald over what music to listen to. She liked soul music, while he was more into pop. If something as simple as music sparked an argument in the family, i'd hate to see what a fender bender would do!

Anyway, there is a mention of other family murders too in the magazine. I'm not familiar with them, but I was wondering if anyone was? They are: James Ruppert and Harry De La Roche.

Chris

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:56 am
by Millergirl#4
Not so strange for families to argue over music. I had to argue with my step brothers every morning so that I didn't have to listen to Iron Maiden. They didn't want to hear Wham. Families argue over such trivial things every day.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:06 am
by windy_nights
I agree my kids will argue about anything, I think they look for things to argue about. I love my husband very much but we even argue about what music we will listen to.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:46 am
by Stilch
I read a book about the De La Roche murders back
in the early '80's; if I recall, Harry tried to pin the
murder of his parents and youngest brother on
the middle brother (named Ronald, oddly enough),
and claims to have shot Ronald out of anger, when
he 'discovered the bodies'.
That ploy didn't work for him, either.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:05 am
by Millergirl#4
Stilch wrote:I read a book about the De La Roche murders back
in the early '80's; if I recall, Harry tried to pin the
murder of his parents and youngest brother on
the middle brother (named Ronald, oddly enough),
and claims to have shot Ronald out of anger, when
he 'discovered the bodies'.
That ploy didn't work for him, either.
Realy Stilch, that is interesting. I haven't heard of him, but I can't wait to read about it. I will try to find a link.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:11 am
by Stilch
I had never heard of James Ruppert, so I googled
the name and found that, on Easter, 1975, James
gunned down 11 (!) members of his family, which
included 8 nieces & nephews. It happened in Ohio,
and guess what, the house is said to be haunted.
This article even mentions Amityville.


http://www.forgottenoh.com/Counties/Butler/ruppert.html


Millergirl, the book on De La Roche was called "Anyone's Son".

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:28 am
by Millergirl#4
Wow Stilch you are a wealth of knowledge. Here is a link about the De La Roche murders and guess what? They are making it into a movie and a documentary too:

www.thatslifemag.com/entertainment/anyonesson.asp

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:55 am
by Stilch
Wow, I wonder if they'll go with Harry's
account, in which his brother did most
of the killing, or the prosecution's?
Gotta see those when they come out.
I guess the good news about those
projects is that Ric Osuna doesn't seem
to be involved...

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:29 am
by Millergirl#4
LOL Stilch. I am going to see if I can find that book this weekend. Thanks for giving us all of that interesting info.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:51 am
by SilkyPup
Sisters and brothers spend a great deal of time at each other's throats. It's pretty much the norm in a lot of families.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:45 pm
by tortured skull
i found a link to some of the crime scene pics

some are GRAPHIC, so veiw at your own risk!!!

dont know if anybody here has seen these

http://www.ogrish.com/

ADMIN EDIT: Please do not direct link to the Crime Scene Photos.

Thank You.

Re: Family Murders

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:00 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Here's a documentary on the De La Roche murders... and yes, lots of similarities with the DeFeo case...