me begin by introducing myself. I am Ronald DeFeo Junior, the
only person who has actual knowledge of what actually occurred
on the night the DeFeos died and I have not collaborated with
Ric Osuna or any other person or entity on this matter. Mr. Osuna
is a fraud perpetrating yet another hoax on the public using my
name as his source, a lie as you will soon find out.
begin with, Geraldine Gates was never legally my wife nor have
we ever had relations that could of led to her child. I met Geraldine
while I was incarcerated in 1985 and therefore she never knew
my family or been to my family's home. Her conception of our "married
life" stems from a never consummated ceremony that took place
at the time she was still married to her first husband, Mr. Gates.
The marriage, if you wish to call it such, was dissolved by court
order on the grounds that she could not be married twice at one
time. This was prior to be allowed a "family reunion visit"
whereby we could have had relations. As for her daughter Stephanie,
the fact is that she is 28 and I first met her mother in 1985.
That should cast extreme doubt on my fathering her unless you
think that I am capable of sireing a child years before even meeting
the mother. Prison records will confirm that Mrs. Gates and I
never were legally married and that we never had any relationship
that could of let to any child except in Geraldine's imagination,
as was her idea of marriage, for which any male would have been
arrested on the grounds of bigamy.
for Ric Osuna, he is nothing but a fraud and a liar. He came to
visit me with Geraldine and once I found out the nature of his
visit, I left the visiting room, which can be attested to by the
records and people present. I never helped him with his book,
nor did I ever authorize him to use my name as one of the sources
or as a co-author. In fact, I wrote the District Attorney of Suffolk
County as a criminal complaint against both him and Geraldine
Gates charging one, criminal impersonation, two, solicitation
without a license and three, misrepresentation with the intent
to commit the act of fraud. If this sounds like aiding in the
writing of his book then something is wrong with the English language
I learned. Mr. Osuna visited a number of my friends stating that
he was an investigator for Mr. Barry Sheck and was helping in
an action that was pending before the court. He took my legal
papers from one couple and I have been fighting for their return
ever since. Some were returned but I fear that all the documents
were not. That is theft by deception as it was accomplished without
my consent or knowledge. Mr. Sheck has never represented me and
he can attest to that fact. Mr. Osuna's only concern was
the writing of his novel and how he could obtain information for
it. All he cares about is the money that he can and will make
off me and my family.
prove this, he has turned my family gravesite into a tourist attraction.
He has set up his own "charity fund" to collect money,
ostensibly, for the upkeep of graves, soliciting on the internet
for that purpose, again without my consent, knowledge or permission.
He continues to perpetrate this fraud even after I have repeatedly
asked him to stop. There is no limit to his ego and his lies continue
to pile up as each new day passes. He has even taken it upon himself
to write the division of parole on my behalf, but his letter falls
far short of wanting my release and is more in the nature of keeping
me here so I will not have access to areas such as the internet
to purposely protest his invasion of my privacy and impeach his
"story" or for that matter the police or courts where
I could seek prosecution in an action in appropriate manner. As
long as I am behind a 40 foot wall, he feels safe and secure to
perpetuate his lies without fear of being found out for what he
is, a liar and a fraud. His actions are those of a criminal and
as I live totally surrounded by the criminal element, I should
know. It takes on to know one as the saying goes. And since I
have been behind bars for almost 28 years, I think I fit the bill.
the moment, I have been unable to obtain a copy of his book so
I can not accurately comment on his editions or rendition of the
event. I do know that he has made mention that Donald kelske was
one of the killers. I learned that from his son Brian, who also
gave me your name and address. A copy of his letter to me is enclosed.
Why he used Donald's name is obvious, we were friends and
he is now dead so he can't refute the lie. Never did I mention
Donald's name in connection with that evening, so there
is no basis of this alleged fact from Mr. Osuna. Brian has heard
these allegations before but has never heard them from me and
I am the only person capable of telling the actual accounting
of the event of that evening. Mr. Osuna can not, Geraldine Gates
can't. Neither were present. I am the only person alive
who knows the story and I have never told it, not to the police,
the district attorney, the court, the parole board or any writer.
Thus, Mr. Osuna is only capable of writing fiction. Unfortunately,
he reports his fiction as a true accounting and the public is
again the brunt of yet another hoax.
am enclosing a few of the letters and internet messages that have
been forwarded to me, so you can see for yourself a little of
the events leading up to this. Mr. Osuna is not what he claims
to be. He wrote a Novel, nothing more than the Lutzes did in having
their "true story" written, The Amityville Horror.
No matter what Mr. Osuna claims, this is about money and a lot
of it. He has no interest in me other than using my name to make
his fortune. The events of the night are "his facts"
written from reports by police and alleged interviews with others,
however, the only true accounting of that night could ever come
from me and I have not spoken of it to him or anyone else. And
until I write a book the true accounting will always be solely
with me. However, I have no desire to write or even aid in writing
any story thus the true account of the night will never come.
At the moment you are the only media source I have contacted and
that is due to Brian's letter to me. As you are urging him
to speak I felt it necessary that you know that he knows nothing
of that evening. He wasn't present, nor anyone else that
is capable of telling the story. Like Mr. Osuna, he can only give
his opinion or his thoughts of what might have occurred, not what
actually did occur. Only I can do that, so until then, then night
will remain one of speculation and surmise. However, Mr. Osuna's
claim is for reality and truth, but his real motive is the sale
of his Novel and I would imagine the movie rights when they are
offered. Yes, his motive is money, nothing more. My problem now
is obtaining a copy in order to lodge a federal criminal complaint
to the proper magistrate. My intention is to put the record straight,
Mr. Osuna is not working with or for me. He can not speak for
me, nor can the events of the night in question be accurate because
"his facts" are just that, his. Unless he has added
forgery to his criminal agenda, he cannot produce one document
signed by me to prove his claim that I helped him author his book
or that I even aided him in his fact-finding. Mr. Osuna's only
interest is money and how he can make it off of me at the moment.
I can only hope that this is helpful in your search for the true
facts about Mr. Osuna's claims and accuracy. If your search
was for the truth, you now have it.
am available if you need any more information to address this
slander and fraud publicly in your forum. Thank you for your interest.