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Lenny

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I was Richies best friend back in 1972. It was not self defense. His father murdered him. I know the truth. If you want to hear the truth, contact me at mrtattoo25@aol.com
Lenny

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Richie Diener was murdered by his father back in 1972. Got questions??? Ive got answers!!!
Momus

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I wont disagree with you Lenny, I guess your last name starts with an L and you live/lived on cdN, I knew Richie and Russel and Mr.Mrs. Richie had a bad problem as did many in that era, Richie did not deserve what he got but int he same respect neither did Mr/Mrs, Its a sad thing and I knw your a father now so u may have some understanding now that you did not have then....
Lenny

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Hi Momus,
Can you give me a clue as to who you are? You know me so I must know you too. It was a total disaster back then and I am deeply sorry for what happened. I still know in my heart that it was totally unnecessary to do what was done.I gave my parents more grief than anyone but no one has the right to do what was done.You get help. You do not do what was done.
A lot of us died from overdoses and whatever. I was one of the biggest drug abusers back then but I got help and I know that Richie would have straightened out too.He would have been a very important person by now because he had the brains and he would have used them.
Justme

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May 25, 2008
 
I didnt know Richie but I saw the movie back in the 70's. Actually, I didnt know it was a true story until recently. I would like to know the real facts. I thought what his father did was extreme, but I don't know the whole story, just what was in the movie. When did it happen?
Lenny

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Hi,
Let me tell you that its a long story. I had a whole page written for people that asked questions and I lost it somewhere in the computer.
Richies father didnt have to kill him. He just couldnt put up with Richie getting high all the time. The drugs we did were called seconals. I dont know if you know what they are but they really mess you up. You can hardly walk or talk when you take them. It was a lot like drinking a lot of alchohol.
A lot of us made it through those days but a lot of us also died, but not by the hands of their fathers. Richies father was a real dirt bag.He liked nobody but himself. I'm 55 now and I have 2 kids and I dont think anything would make me kill either one of them. Richie was in such bad shape that he couldnt hurt anyone. I dropped him off at his house and when I did he could hardly walk to the house. His father had it out for him. It was perfect timing because he knew that Richie was too messed up to hurt him. I gotta go but if you have any questions, please ask.My email address is MRTATTOO25@AOL.COM
Thanks for writing,
Lenny (Brick)

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Russell Diener

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Lenny, your nothing but a piece of crap. Remember when you called my home and told my mother you were going to kill her? Dont you remember what happened to you when I saw you walking on North Jerusalem Rd? I beat the flying crap out of you. Stop spreading lies that my father murdered my brother. Only family knows the truth and Lenny, you are not family so please no one contact this man for the "truth" because you'll get nothing but lies. Please address to Russell Diener.
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hey Russell, can I e-mail you with some questions? All I think about is this , and I would like know a few things if you have time, thanks ...
Mayday

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http://4richie.blogspot.com

Please visit the above web site dedicated to Richie Diener. Email me @ likeitwas4richie@gmail.com with your stories or comments about Richie Diener.
wayne

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Russell Diener wrote:
Lenny, your nothing but a piece of crap. Remember when you called my home and told my mother you were going to kill her? Dont you remember what happened to you when I saw you walking on North Jerusalem Rd? I beat the flying crap out of you. Stop spreading lies that my father murdered my brother. Only family knows the truth and Lenny, you are not family so please no one contact this man for the "truth" because you'll get nothing but lies. Please address to Russell Diener.
then what did happen?
wayne

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That Wikipedia page talks about how the movie starts out with a car being driven wild by Richie's friend, Brick, with Richie and another friend in the car, and how that lead to Richie's problems with his father, George. In real life, that car accident was the beginning of the end for Richie. First, I to this day still know Brick - his first name in real life is Lenny. He was Richie's best friend and fingered by George as the main reason Richie turned out to be the way he was. First, Lenny was nowhere as crazy as Richie and I found him to be an okay dude. Second, Lenny was not driving the car that day (as is noted at that page), Richie was, and no warning was given to the driver, either. Richie was arrested on the spot, because he drove the car up into this fence and hit this kiddie pool on the lawn next to the fence (thank goodness the kids who live in that house were not in the pool). Also in the car that day with them was a guy I was closer to, named John (last name Chase, who would disappear from town right after that day for a full year, placed in some drug rehab program by his parents.). John would later die of a drug overdose (his body found on a train in Chicago) on New Years Eve, 1979. Anyway, that car wreak actually took place the morning of Richie's killing. His father's connections with the police department got him out of jail that afternoon, and he was killed that night, about 6 pm or so.
Richie mother was described perfectly. She was one of those common housewife's of the '50s,'60s and early '70s, who did as her husband told her to do. She seemed to have no personally at all.
Richie's brother Russ was several years younger than he. I always felt bad for the kid, it was very clear he had problems too, as he was known around the neighborhood in part because he was actively homosexual at a very young age (preteen, which is why I'm not using the word "gay" here). Richie once beat him up real bad (gave him a black eye) for being that way. Russ was only 12 when his brother was killed and ran away from home that night. He did return the next day, but in the next year he called my home asking me for drugs. I was a user then, true, but I never dealt drugs in my life, and after
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Russell Diener wrote:
Lenny, your nothing but a piece of crap. Remember when you called my home and told my mother you were going to kill her? Dont you remember what happened to you when I saw you walking on North Jerusalem Rd? I beat the flying crap out of you. Stop spreading lies that my father murdered my brother. Only family knows the truth and Lenny, you are not family so please no one contact this man for the "truth" because you'll get nothing but lies. Please address to Russell Diener.
I think that you & your worthless dad are the pieces of crap, russell. What is your problem? You actually sound as if you are happy that "Daddy Dearest" MURDERED your older brother. Yeah, your dear old dad sounds like a neo-nazi to me!!!
Carole

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Apr 25, 2010
 
Man what happened to this family? They were all messed up! Any insight?
What finally happened to Russell (who sounds as messed up as his brother) and what is Lenny doing now?
Lenny L

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Russell Diener wrote:
Lenny, your nothing but a piece of crap. Remember when you called my home and told my mother you were going to kill her? Dont you remember what happened to you when I saw you walking on North Jerusalem Rd? I beat the flying crap out of you. Stop spreading lies that my father murdered my brother. Only family knows the truth and Lenny, you are not family so please no one contact this man for the "truth" because you'll get nothing but lies. Please address to Russell Diener.
Russell, First off, you cold cocked me for something that had nothing to do with you. All I hear is that you're always in jail for assault.Must have got it from your father.As for what happened that night,Richie couldnt hurt anyone. He was way too messed up to do anything that night. Your father could have beat the shit out of him and send Richie away. But no, too much trouble. Lets kill the kid so we dont have to deal with it. I was a lot worse than your brother and my parents at least tried to get help for me. Richie would have straightened out and probably do very well at anything that he did. Richie was no dummy.So Russell you really cant say too much because you were pretty young when it happened.You dont have a clue about what really happened.I was with him 10 minutes before it happened and he was in no shape at all to hurt anyone.It was not self defense.
Lenny L

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Man what happened to this family? They were all messed up! Any insight?

I'm doing fine. Had a great job in printing, but got hurt. I havent been able to work for the last 15 years. I'm pretty much disabled.I have to use a cane or I go nowhere. I know that Richie would have done really well because he was not a dummy. He was a pretty smart kid.
Steve P

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Russell,
You're father DID murder your brother. Richie certainly had plenty of problems, but there was no reason for your father to kill him. Not only that, but then he has his picture taken for Life Magazine on the basement steps where he ended Richie's life. That is really sick. It seems like your father thought of himself as some sort of hero. He was obviously a very disturbed person. It must make you feel really good to beat up a guy who walks with a cane. If I were you, I wouldn't talk crap about Lenny. You're the one who is the jailbird and maybe you should see a professional about anger management. Just a thought...
Voice of Fairness

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If someone were in a drug-induced rage and advancing
towards me with a sharp knife, um .... I would not stand there like an immobile target.

And btw, Lenny, you did NOT see what shape Richie was in fifteen minutes after you dropped him off. Also, he was not in a fit of rage at you so you do not know how that might have fueled a burst of energy within him.

I am not saying what George Diener did was good BUT I am not sure I would have done otherwise.

Sincerely though, I am truly sorry it all happened.
steve

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Jul 14, 2010
 
wow ive kown about this story since the age of 13. im 46 now. it was once a english project for mr in 1979. the teache (mrs harris) made us write an essay about the movie. this story has effected me my whole life and probably thousands and thousands more. i can totally relate to this story. i was a heavy drug user in the late seventies to the late 90s. how is russell doin these days ? the father and mother are both dead i assume ? fascinating and sad. had i known richie im sure we would have been partners in crime. i almost killed my dad w an iron once over the same kinda shit richie went thru. very sad...however my dad stuck w me even thru that because he knew i would eventually grow up and outgrow the teen angst. his dad should have realized that too or he just used poor judgment. im sure this could have been avoided and richie could have grown up and understood. youth is wasted on the young this brings to mind.
Michelle Langone

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To all who have been writing to my father Lenny Langone aka Brick. I would like to inform you that my father passed away on Aug 25th. Daddy has shared many of his storys with me. My sister and I are looking to help in what ever way possible to keep our dads dream alive by getting as much info from people who have been in conntact with.
ps Russell, I know who you are and we have hung out a number of years ago, I pray for you on a daily.
Michelle Langone

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Russell Diener wrote:
Lenny, your nothing but a piece of crap. Remember when you called my home and told my mother you were going to kill her? Dont you remember what happened to you when I saw you walking on North Jerusalem Rd? I beat the flying crap out of you. Stop spreading lies that my father murdered my brother. Only family knows the truth and Lenny, you are not family so please no one contact this man for the "truth" because you'll get nothing but lies. Please address to Russell Diener.
Russell NOT RIGHT TO HAVE CALLED MY FATHER NAMES. Daddy was a great father a loving husband a great son and an awesome grandpa. we will all miss him.
Russell I pray for you. You know who Iam we hung out quite a number of years ago. I am now clean and sober and I pray you might find the peace I have come to find.

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