Ammityville Hooror Story Essay

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The True Amittyville Horror Story
It was Wednesday November 13, 1974 that a home on Ocean Ave would literally become the final resting place for six members of the De Feo family. One by one they were all shot dead as they laid in their beds sleeping. The man responsible for their deaths, Ronald “Butch” De Feo Jr. son and brother to the victims that were killed that November night.
Ronald DeFeo Jr also known as Ronnie, was raised in a middle class family and was the oldest of four children. Despite being raised in a financially stable family, Ronnies relationship with his parents, most notably with his father, would eventually lead him to live a life full of hate and rebellion. The older ...view middle of the document...

Scared of what just unfolded, his friend runs away and is later approached by Ronnie as though the incident never occurred. In a separate occasion while his parents argued, Ronnie grabs and loads a shotgun pulling the trigger while pointing it at his fathers face from point blank rage. The gun never goes off and Ronnie just like the incident involving his friend, simply lowers the gun and walks away. Based on this information I believe that Ronnie did suffer from antisocial personality disorder. Throughout the entire interview he tries to manipulate the public in attempt to make us the viewers believe that he did not act alone in committing theses murders. He states the night of the murder his sister made a comment and his response to her was “if you want to kill mommy and daddy, I’ll get you a gun”. They then proceed to go into their parents room where both were asleep. Exploiting her anger and manipulating her into agreeing that killing their father was their only solution.
The specifics into exactly what happens beyond the murder of his parents is still unclear to me because of the inconsistencies in his story. I do believe though that Ronnie did kill his entire family and he did so alone. If we look closely, the weapon of choice during his outbursts was always a shotgun. Coincidentally or not, when Ronnie offers to get his sister a gun to kill their father he doesn’t suggest a handgun but rather s shotgun. During the interview he states “my father had to go. I was going to do this in the street, this wasn’t going to get done in the house”. This minor detail convinces me that he didn’t need any convincing into...

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