Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Richard Kluklinski was a mob hit man whose reign of terror lasted from 1948 to 1986. Claiming to have murdered over 250 people, he was remorseless and uncaring for his actions. Kluklinski was famous for his words, "I would never kill a child or a woman." Kluklinski was indifferent about his crimes except for one instant. When given a hit to kill, his victim pleaded for God to save him to which Kluklinski replied, "I will give you one half hour for God to save you and if he doesn't come, it's the end of you." God never came. Kluklinski also once tied a victim up in a deserted rat-infested cave and videotaped this victim's death as he was savagely eaten alive by the rats. Kluklinski spent the last years of his life in prison in Trenton, New Jersey. He was thought to have died from poisoning from a rival gang, but his real autopsy revealed heart troubles common to people of his six foot five 300 pound stature.