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Ronald DeFeo - AMITYVILLE MURDERS - Handwritten Letter (NO ENVELOPE)


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Ronald Joseph "Butch" DeFeo, Jr. is an American mass murderer. He was tried and convicted for the 1974 killings of his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters. The case inspired the book and film versions of The Amityville Horror.

DeFeo's trial began on October 14, 1975. He and his defense lawyer William Weber mounted an affirmative defense of insanity, with DeFeo claiming that he killed his family in self-defense because he heard their voices plotting against him. The insanity plea was supported by the psychiatrist for the defense, Dr. Daniel Schwartz. The psychiatrist for the prosecution, Dr. Harold Zolan, maintained that although DeFeo was an abuser of heroin and LSD, he had antisocial personality disorder and was aware of his actions at the time of the crime.

On November 21, 1975, DeFeo was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to six concurrent sentences of 25 years to life.

Three page (all pages front and back totaling six handwritten pages). Letter is from 1996 and was written to an author who was writing a book on the case. Great content. Letter is signed Ronnie. NO ENVELOPE

Product Code: RDEFEO171E


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