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Richard Kuklinski

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski

Profession: Contract Killer

United States of America

Biography: Given the nickname "Iceman" for his method of freezing a victim to mask the time of death, he was a contract killer for Newark's DeCavalcante crime family and New York City's Five Families of the American Mafia.

He claimed to have murdered from over 100 to 250 men between 1948 and 1986.

Born: April 11, 1935
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Died: March 5, 2006 (aged 70)

Historical Events

  • 1982-04-29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron
  • 1986-12-17 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

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