THECHRONOLOGY

A Chronology of events surrounding the DeFeo murders, the events leading up to them, and the aftermath that would follow. (All pages compiled by Shattered Director Ryan Katzenbach.)

PREDISCOVERY • The events of the afternoon and early evening of November 13th...
6:30 P.M. - 7 P.M. NOVEMBER 13 • Discovery of the bodies and law enforcement responds...
7-8 P.M. NOVEMBER 13 • Securing the crime scene and reeling in the shock of mass murder...
8-9 P.M. • The ME's office arrives and the investigation commences.
9-10 P.M. • The investigation continues as more family arrives on the scene...
10-11 P.M. • Evidence and photographs...
11-MIDNIGHT The DeFeos leave their home for the last time as a bizarre phone call transpires...
MIDNIGHT TO 1 A.M., NOVEMBER 14, 1974 The autopsies are underway as the cops continue, into the night, with their investigation.
1 A.M. - 3 A.M. • The focus of the investigation begins to shift...
3 A.M. - 6 A.M. • Butch gets some sleep...
6 A.M. - NOON. • Chiselling away at the story...
NOON - 6 P.M.. • Finishing the autopsies and formal identification...
6 P.M. - MIDNIGHT . • An Arrest Is Made
NOVEMBER 15, 1974 • The Public Administrator Assumes Control of 112 Ocean , Butch is indicted in the death of brother Marc...
WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 16-17 • The DeFeo's Wake...saying goodbye to a family.
     
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1974 • The DeFeos are buried, Butch is formally indicted on the remaining five counts of murder...
THE EVENTS THAT FOLLOWED • The aftermath, leading to trial...

PROBATING THE DEFEO ESTATE • Disposing of a house and assets tainted by the worst murder in Long Island history...

     
TRIAL & CONVICTION • Key events in the prosecution of Butch DeFeo...
THROUGH THE YEARS • Butch DeFeo's game-playing, legal movements and lawsuits.
THE KEY PLAYERS• What happened to those involved in the case in later years...

 

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