Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:On her way out of the jail, Geraldine met up with Rocco DeFeo and Michael Brigante Sr. She recalled, "Immediately upon seeing me, Mike and Rocco pushed me into a phone booth. They told me I had to be careful and that I had to stop being Butch’s wife. When I asked why, they told me their connections informed them that the cops had realized that it was an impossibility that Butch could have killed everyone alone. They had felt that a female had to have kept the kids quiet, so they were beginning to feel they needed to find an accomplice. Big Mike and Rocco did not want to risk the cops implicating me, so they told me I no longer existed as Butch’s wife."
...and also according to TNTDD...this alleged event occurred on Friday, November 15th...just after Geraldine had visited Ronnie.
But if Geraldine had JUST visited Ronnie in jail...how could "erasing" her marriage to Ronnie have helped?
Surely the police would have known that it was Ronnie's wife who had visited him.
And...Geraldine even admitted to having been questioned by the police...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:Geraldine said, “I was shown these large puff-tent pants when I was questioned by the police. They said the pants were Butch’s. Of course, I opened my big mouth and said they were nuts because Butch wore small pants. Dawn was the large one.” According to Geraldine, the pants she was shown disappeared, never to be seen again.
...so again...according to Geraldine herself...the police would have already known about her.
Then we get...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:According to sources, there was a meeting that took place at a race track between representatives of the Colombo and Genovese crime families. Since the Genovese family had the best hit men around, it is reported that the Colombos wanted to use one of the hit men to kill Butch. Although the request was denied, the Genovese family agreed to assist with getting rid of any trace that Butch and Geraldine had been married. After all, Geraldine’s family and friends were concerned about her safety as much as Michael Brigante Sr. was. This alleged meeting fit perfectly with what my Suffolk County deep throat source told me. He said, "Money and power can make anything disappear."
...so after being ordered to cease being Ronnie’s wife...and after all the work of the mafia to destroy every trace that Ronnie and Geraldine had been married...not only did Geraldine show up at the memorial service...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:On November 17, 1974, three days after Butch DeFeo had reportedly confessed to killing his entire family, a memorial service was held for the six DeFeos at the Boyd Funeral Home in Deer Park. “Upon entering the chapel, you became weak at the knees from seeing the six wooden coffins in front of you,” Geraldine DeFeo recalled.
...but less than a year later...she showed up in Amityville to meet with George, Kathy and William Weber...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:Although she disagreed with Weber’s plan, Geraldine was asked to help convince Butch that he had to act unstable. So sometime in the fall, she accompanied Weber to a bar in Amityville to meet the Lutzes.
...yeah...no better way to "not be Ronnie’s wife" than to meet three people at a bar in Amityville as Ronnie’s wife.
And from here...
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:Since Butch was forced to tell the police about the Brooklyn sewer, it stands to reason that if he knew where Bobby had discarded the rifle, then he would have told them. Thus, the divers would not have taken until 11:48 a.m. on the second day of searching to retrieve it.
So the question is, did Bobby tell the police where he threw the rifle? Geraldine said, “Bobby wanted me to give Butch a message in jail. He told me to tell Butch that he didn’t tell the cops where he threw the rifle.”
Ric Osuna and Geraldine Gates wrote:Despite being in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his family, Butch wanted his friend to smuggle him in drugs. Geraldine, who told Bobby about Butch’s request, said, “Bobby refused to do it because he was afraid he would get caught. This put even more strain on Butch and Bobby’s friendship. Butch felt Bobby owed him because Bobby should have been in jail right along with him.”
Although Kelske informed Geraldine that he would not smuggle in drugs for Butch, Kelske gave her a message to tell Butch to “shut up about the veranda doors.”
...we have Bobby Kelske...on two separate occasions...asking Geraldine to relay a message to Ronnie in jail.
But again...if Geraldine was supposed to "not exist as Ronnie's wife"...why would she have continued to visit Ronnie in jail?