Rain of Bullets: The True Story of Ernest Ingenito's Bloody Family Massacre
Rain of Bullets
Author(s) Patricia A. Martinelli
Published 2010
Publisher Stackpole Books
Country United States
Pages 224
ISBN 9780811736305

Rain of Bullets: The True Story of Ernest Ingenito's Bloody Family Massacre is a book by Patricia A. Martinelli, published by Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, in 2010.


On the night of November 17, 1950, Ernie Ingenito entered the house of his in-laws and opened fire on his wife Tessie and her parents. He then walked across the street and unloaded several rounds into other members of her family, including a nine-year-old girl. Still not satisfied, Ernie drove to Tessie's uncle's home in a neighboring town and shot the adult occupants there. When he was finished, five people were dead and four wounded. Was Ernie insane? Was he enraged, moved to desperation by his meddling, overbearing in-laws? Or was he simply a cold-blooded murderer who would stop at nothing to have his own way? This factual account, pieced together from interviews, legal documents, and letters, probes the mind of an unrepentant killer and follows the riveting story from the night of the tragic massacre to years of bungled trials and appeals that would decide his fate.

Table of contentsEdit

Chapter Page
Preface x
Prologue 1
The Shootings 8
Before That Night 33
The Victims 53
The Arrest 61
The Trial 78
After the Trial 150
Moving On 213
Bibliography 221
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