In November 1974, twenty-three-year-old Ronnie DeFeo was arrested for murdering his entire family. Decades later, he was haunted by a terrifying demon from his past. But no one wanted to listen.
Except one woman.
For years, as the legend of the Amityville murders was retold in print and film, DeFeo withdrew, growing more bitter as his twisted celebrity status increased.
Then he received a note from Brooklyn psychic Jackie Barrett, saying she had been made aware of his presence by an unknown force. She didn’t know if he was guilty, innocent, or insane – but she sensed that he was besieged by a fearsome evil.
As Jackie began to talk to Ronnie DeFeo and discover the truth, she realized something startling: She hadn’t been guided toward him merely to help him find salvation. There was someone else whose soul needed saving. Someone much closer.
Here, in her own words, Jackie Barrett reveals the details of her astonishing relationship with Ronnie DeFeo and, for the first time, his revelation of what really happened on that terrible night.
Published by Berkley Books, 2012. Includes
On a sweltering summer day in 1992, the body of Patricia Fonti
was found in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Highland Park.
She had been stabbed more than 100 times.
The Zodiac Killer had struck again.
Renowned psychic medium Jackie Barrett is no stranger to visits from the dead. But when the spirit of Patricia Fonti comes to her twenty years after her death, Jackie finds herself caught in an unexpected battle for the restless, schizophrenic soul of a murder victim. Here is Jackie's first-person account of her connection with Patricia Fonti and her murderer, New York Zodiac Killer Heriberto “Eddie” Seda, whose early 1990s killing spree paralyzed the city with fear.
In exclusive letters, drawings and recorded telephone conversations from prison, Eddie divulges things to Jackie that have never been made public, including how he killed and why. Her astounding interviews with the man who calls himself “The Soul Collector” give rare insight into the recesses of a very dark mind. And while Jackie struggles to help Patricia Fonti find peace, Eddie insists he and Jackie are two halves of a whole, that together they make up the astrological sign of the twins—the Gemini…
Published by Berkley Books, 2014. Includes