Money was no longer a concern when he finally made the decision to leave the City and move to Long Island.
Although Butch Defeo is notorious for the sheer number of contradictory stories he has told about the murders over the years, one of his more consistent accounts is, indeed, that Dawn took part in the killings.
The murder of the DeFeo family At around 6:30 on the evening of November 13, 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Jr.
The police investigation concluded that the rifle had not been fitted with a sound suppressor and found no evidence of sedatives having been administered.
However, at trial, the ballistics expert, Alfred Della Penna, testified that unburned gunpowder is discharged through the muzzle of a weapon, indicating that she was in proximity to the muzzle of the weapon when it was discharged and not that she fired the weapon.
DeFeo showered after the murders and then went to the local bar, acting hysterically and saying it looks like someone had killed his family.