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August 8th, 2013
04:16 PM ET

Boy inspired by Amityville killings, murders family

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks with Rafael Romo about a Brazilian boy that killed his family after being inspired by "The Amityville Horror"

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  1. Jenn

    I am disturbed that this boy is being convicted in the press on what amounts to circumstantial evidence at best. I am more inclined to believe they were targeted as whistle blowers.

    August 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  2. CB

    The kid went to school too calm. After he went to school the parents and relatives where popped and then they waited for the kid to come home and pow, set it up. Gloves won't keep gun powder residue off the rest of the body, this stinks of corruption. What a wonderful world we live in.

    August 21, 2013 at 10:26 am |
  3. Deb Miller

    The face of evil is many. So is the justice for each, in the end.

    August 22, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  4. Jen Fer

    He was actually Brazilian not white–does it matter what race someone is when they are a murderer?

    August 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  5. kpas6185

    sounds like there could be a lot more to this story! this kid was a kid and kids love to brag.....did he tell anyone anything at school all day? strange, if he did not.

    August 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  6. JustWorthAsking

    ... so, if the boy's hands tested negative for the gunpowder residue – and the police said the gloves in the car could explain this... how, exactly, did he take the gloves off -after- he killed himself?

    August 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm |
  7. ranlo

    No gunpowder residue, ALL SHOT IN THE HEAD, Whistleblowers on other cops, doesn't sound like the boy to me! I hope someone can will fight for justice for the family and the boy!

    August 27, 2013 at 11:18 am |
  8. dave

    and they say today's movies dont inspire...

    August 27, 2013 at 11:56 am |
  9. rh

    Last time I saw this story, it was because the kid played Assassin's Creed. I guess now let's blame another format.

    August 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
  10. Clam Tart

    Why would he wear gloves if he planned on killing himself... what... he was afraid he'd get in trouble for killing himself??

    August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am |
  11. Paul Guardino

    How did he not have gun powder on his hands after shooting himself? How would he take gloves off and leave them in a car after he was already dead?

    August 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm |
  12. snoop420

    where did this happen and no the kid did not do the killing!!!!

    August 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
  13. marisa

    So he kills his family, parks outside the school but isn't seen walking to school for five hours? Why the weird timeline?

    September 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
  14. DanaRose

    I'm going to have to go ahead and call BS on this one. Even before they mentioned that his parents were whistle blowers this story didn't have the ring of truth. It's actually laughable that we're expected to believe that this child went and put on a pair of gloves, killed his entire family in a seemingly planned rampage, went and put the gloves in the car, walked to school and had a perfectly normal day and then walked home and killed himself. Yes, that makes sense. SMH

    September 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
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    Possibly possessed?

    No, I'm not joking. It's possible...

    September 5, 2013 at 3:15 am |
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