Richard Kuklinsrk Essay

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To begin with, this paper will look at a quick overview of Kuklinski then exploring more into his early childhood, life with the mob and finally how he was brought to justice. Kuklinski alleges to have murdered over one hundred people before being caught in 1986 (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Kuklinski worked for the mob as a contract killer and enforcer but this did not mean he would not kill people for other reasons. Kuklinski was given the name “The Iceman” because of his technique of freezing the victims to complicate the time of their deaths (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Kuklinski was eventually incarcerated in 1988 and later on died in prison at the age of 70 in 2006. Richard Kuklinski endured a very harsh and unpleasant upbringing …show more content…

Unfortunately for Kuklinski, his mother was not a harmless parent either; she would verbally abuse Kuklinski and even beat him with a broomstick (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Kuklinski seemed similar to other boys around the neighborhood, but had a clearly different psyche since he would look for cats to slaughter (A&E Television Networks, 2017). As stated before his first homicide was in 1948 at the age of fourteen. The local bullies had picked on Kuklinski one too many times which drove him to murder the leader with a raw from a closet; an important detail to state is that Kuklinski is not found responsible or caught for this murder (A&E Television Networks, 2017). This leads to Kuklinski not being able to control his emotions and anger since he would kill people who “embarrass” or “humiliate” him at bars (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Eventually, he beings to make money off of killing people for …show more content…

Within the crime family one of his associates Philip Carlo believed that Kuklinski was bipolar and was not taking his medication in order to keep his emotions in check (Carlo, 2006). Adding that for kuklinski seeing a psychiatrist would be out of the question and that he would never admit that something was wrong with him. (Carlo, 2006). Although Kuklinski did get interviewed later on by psychiatrist Park Dietz in 2002 at Trenton State Prison (Dietz, 2011). Kuklinski unlike other people who commit such heinous acts had a family. Before he would become a hitman for the mob Kuklinski would meet his future wife, Barbara, while he was working on a New Jersey loading dock, (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Kuklinski would marry Barbara in 1981 and throughout their marriage beat and even break her nose several times (A&E Television Networks, 2017). At the same time, Kuklinski would live an ordinary life in the Suburban New Jersey, where he held backyard barbecues, worked in the church and even organized trips with his family to “Disney World” (A&E Television Networks, 2017). Even though he was an abusive husband and father nothing was more important to Kuklinski than his family. Kuklinski shows his immeasurable amount of love for this family when he killed “Robert Pronge” the individual who mentored Kuklinski on how to murder because he threatened Kuklinski’s family. Prong was very important to

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