Rokiisun wrote:I don't even think Defeo himself knows what's going on in his head
DeFeo's lies are calucalted. He knows exactly what he is doing. He is just too stupid to realize he stands a better chance of parole if he admitted the truth and claimed he was sorry instead of trying to blame most of it on his sister. He erroneously thinks that if he keeps inssiting he didn't kill his young siblings it will account for something. He doesn't understand the parole process requires contrition and full admission.
His latest account is that right after killing his parents he went to Brooklyn to dump the evidence, came back and found Dawn and presumably Augie (otherwise Bobby) and that his siblings were dead and his mother was shot again. Then he got furious and killed his sister. Why would he have to drive all the way to Brooklyn to dispose of bloody clothing and the extra ammo? There are litterally tons of places to dump it near his home where no one would find it. Worse yet why would he immediately drive to dump all that but leave the murder weapon in the house? He drove to Brooklyn, drove home then drove to Brooklyn again to go to work all in rapid succession?
Aside from not making sense it is impossible. There were 8 fired shells in that Brooklyn location. If he only fired 3 shots then ran to the sewer there would have only been 3 shells not all 8 together. Even if he ran back to throw the other 5 later they would have ended up on top then not underneath with the other 3.
As for the tale about having to shoot his mother because she was getting a gun out of her night stand- she had a pellet gun in there not a real firearm.
What he refuses to recognize at the end of the day is the parole board goes by the findings at his trial- a trial he admitted he killed them at. His belief that if he is not to blame for some of the murders this will result in him getting parole are totally ridiculous. His only chance is to take responsibility, act contrite and say he will never do anything to hurt anyone again.
Instead he keeps lying including stupid stories about blackouts. Drunks have blackouts when they drink too much not just anytime. In the meantime he contradicts himself claiming he couldn't remember but always knew. Even after all this time and so much time to think he still hasn't been able to come up with a competent story.
His story differs in many ways from what Osuna wrote. Whether he told Gerladine that exact story or Geraldine messed up what he told her and incorrectly recounted it or Osuna changed it are of little import because we know the alternate account in all its variations is complete nonsense.
Ron's confession is the truth. The only thing missing is why, he didn't reveal what motivated him to start. His confession makes sense and matches the evidence. He killed them all then went to work early and dumped the gun in the water and took the rest of the evidence with him to Brooklyn and stuck it in a storm drain then went to work. Why Brooklyn? Because he worked there so it was conveneient to dump it there. If he had any expectation of it being found he should have dumped it in a location he had no connection to at all. Being found out on the Hamptons for example would have no connection to him. He worked in Brooklyn so it would have been easy for him to dump it there.
The stories about him driving back and forth repeatedly make no sense at all. It makes no sense for him to go to work, come home then drive back to Brooklyn again to dump the clothing and then back home (the account in Shattered Hopes) anymore than to drive to Brooklyn, home, and then back to Brooklyn to go to work. What actually makes sense is to take the evidence with him as he is going to work and dump it in Brooklyn prior to going to work like he said originally.