'Amityville Horror' killer dies in US custody at 69

New York (AFP) – The American murderer Ronald DeFeo — whose 1974 killings of his parents and four siblings inside their home near New York inspired “The Amityville Horror” movie — has died, prison officials said Monday. DeFeo, who was serving a 25 years-to-life sentence at Sullivan Correctional Facility in northern New York state, died on Friday aged 69, the state prisons department said in a statement. He was pronounced dead around 6:35 pm (2335 GMT) at Albany Medical Center, which is located around 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the jail, the statement added. The cause of death was not imm…

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