Richard Kuklinkski The psychological profile of a Hitman

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The psychology behind hit men such as the notorious Richard Kuklinkski is fascinating.

Richard Kuklinkski

There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the infamous Richard Kuklinkski has found his place in history as one of the most evil and vile serial killers of all time.

How such a person can even be classified as human is debatable to say the least. Hit-men and other anti social personality types are of great interest to forensic psychologists.

Montreal psychologists at the Montreal Philippe Pinel Institution for the criminally insane research this issue very carefully. Pinel is the Montreal hospital for the criminally insane. However, hit-men are not considered insane. They are cold-blooded murders. Montreal hitmen are also part of the mob and recently the gang wars are rampant with the killing of Nicolo Rizzuto and Rizzuto family members.

The following part of this series will be about one very notorious hitman.

Richard Kuklinkski


Richard Kuklinkski was born into a poor polish New Jersey family on March 5, 1935. His mother worked in a meat factory and his father was a brakemen with the railroad. The parents were very strict and both parents were abusive and beat him. His mother beat him with the broom or anything she could find when he didn't follow her orders.

Note: Childhood abuse is often a trigger for aggressive behavior in child and heinous crimes in adults.

Even though Kuklinkski grew up as a choirboy and went to catholic school, it did not convince him to love his parents. When you think about it, can you really blame him?

Kuklinkski especially hated his father and why wouldn't he? This little boy saw his father beat his brother to death (quoted from a TV program about his life). With that kind of upbringing it is not hard to understand the rage and hatred that took over the young Richard Kuklinkski's soul.

Evidence of his anti social behavior began in his childhood. Richard started as a boy to show his diabolical character and the makings of a serial killer. He used to tie cats together by their tail then throw them over the clothesline to watch them claw each other to death. When that bored him he would throw cats into the apartment's incinerator and watch them burn to death. His cruelty was not limited to cats. He would throw dogs off roofs or tie them to the bumpers of buses so they could be dragged to their death.

Working for the Gambino Family

After Stanley Kuklinkski created the monster in his child, he abandoned him and young Richard had to fend for himself in the streets.

As a teenager of 14, he was bullied by another kid at school and beat his bully to death. By 16, he started his own street gang and delighted in his power. Kuklinkski once took on six kids at a time. He always carried a knife and two derringers wherever he went.

By 1960, he was a well-known street hustler managed to marry and have three kids. He had trouble holding down real jobs, and eventually started working for a film lab where he stole, or pirated the pornographic movies in order to sell to people connected to the Gambino crime family. This little business paved the way to working odd jobs for the mob.

Kuklinkski, now a serial killer who enjoyed working with brutality and disregard for human lives, became a debt collector for the Gambino Family at the Gemini Lounge in Brooklyn. The victims either paid their debts or ended up hacked to death and taken out in body-bags. Most people no doubt, made sure they paid their debts to the family after that.

Psychology of hitmen

hit-men are not considered insane. They are cold-blooded murders. Montreal hitmen are also part of the mob and recently the gang wars are rampant with the killing of Nicolo Rizzuto and Rizzuto family members.

Kuklinkski enjoyed his work, he didn't mind chopping off body parts while the victim was still alive. He felt if his work required cutting out victims' tongues and shoving it up their rectums was what it took to make a point, then he did it without a second thought.

This serial killer also used cyanide, either pouring it into his victims drinks to poison them, or pouring it directly onto their bodies so it would seep into their pores. Eventually the cyanide killed them that way as well. Kuklinkski would dump his bodies all over the place; in the river, old smashed up cars, steel drums, off the side of a road, anywhere.

Richard Kuklinkski told the world he was a businessman. This serial killer actually was a hit-man who charged $50,000 a contract thus making him a very wealthy man. What was astonishing is that his wife and children never knew about his business. He wife never questioned his comings and goings and most importantly, Kuklinkski was actually a great husband and father. He provided his family with the love he never got as a child.

It makes us wonder how a man that could be so loving as a father be so cruel to everyone else in the world. It just does not seem logical. When we think of a cold-blooded serial killer we think that he is cold blooded in every aspect of his life. It is like Kuklinkski was too different people in the same body.

An example of the two mindsets in this serial killer, occurred on a particular Christmas Eve when Kuklinkski left the house to kill someone. He came home and wrapped toys for the kids. He then watched the news about the murder on TV like he had nothing to do with it.

The Iceman dies

Hit-men and other anti social personality types are of great interest to forensic psychologists. Montreal psychologists at the Montreal Philippe Pinel Institution for the criminally insane research this issue very carefully. Pinel is the Montreal hospital for the criminally insane. However, hit-men are not considered insane. They are cold-blooded murders. Montreal hit-men are also part of the mob and recently the gang wars are rampant with the killing of Nicolo Rizzuto and Rizzuto family members.

By the 1980's, serial killer, Richard Kuklinkski, was the leading man in his crime ring. He was involved in drugs, pornography, and gambling as well as contracts for killing on a worldwide level but he also started to get cocky. He was taken more chances, leaving telltale signs behind which led the FBI right to his activities. For example, he left a victim whom he poisoned under a hotel room bed. He poisoned him but he also strangled him so the evidence was more than obvious that this man was murdered.

Kuklinskit was nicknamed Iceman because he killed Louis Masgay in 1981, and froze the body. Two years later he dumped the body in a park after he thawed it out. Kuklinkski was attempting to throw the police off by thinking the murder just happened. Only his plan was foiled as the body was not fully thawed out.

The bodies that were popping up were either business associates of the serial killer or they were last seen with him. At this point Kuklinkski had been under investigation for three years. By 1986, a task force was set up to catch him. An undercover agent reported on Kuklinkski's activities. It then became apparent that Kuklinkski was going to murder the agent and so the task force set up a roadblock in December of 1986 and arrested him. Kuklinkski was sent to trial and convicted of murder. He was also convicted on attempted murder on the life of the agent involved in the case.

Kuklinkski pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two life sentences. Kulklinkski's first opportunity for release would be at the age of 111. Kuklinkski boasted killing over 200 people.

He died in his cell on March 5, 2005 at the age of 70. He never admitted remorse, but was quoted as saying, if he could live his over again he probably would have chosen a different career path.

All photos taken from the public domain

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
5th Jul 2015 (#)

Carol, Oh My goodness! I simply cannot imagine someone being so mean and hateful and not to even mention ruthless. I know events happen in childhood that make people into less than desirable human beings but, none the less there are many people that suffered through terrible childhoods. They become model citizens that help the underprivileged, poor and needy. I have no answers for this type of behavior in a man.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
5th Jul 2015 (#)

Interesting page

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
5th Jul 2015 (#)

Phew! What an account of a serial killer! It's impossible to decode such awful persons.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
18th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting item to share, thanks.

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