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Richard Kuklinski was born on April 11, 1935 in the projects of Jersey City, New Jersey to Stanley and Anna Kuklinski. His father was a brakesman who often came home drunk and beat on his wife and kids. His mother worked at a meat processing plant who also beat on her children. Richard was the second of four children. His siblings faced much abuse from both of their parents. His mother was a devout catholic and believed that the best parenting style is strict catholic faith with strict discipline. She often beat her kids with broomsticks and other household items. This constant abuse fueled hate against both of his parents. Stanley and Anna’s abuse was so harsh that when Richard was five years old, his brother Florian, was physically beaten to death. His parents covered up the murder by telling the local police their child fell down a flight of stairs.

Years later, Stanley abandoned his family leaving the family on the streets to fend for themselves as best they could. At the age of 14, Richards hate and temperament became explosive causing him to commit his first murder to the leader of a group of boys that would bully him constantly. Kuklinski waited for Charlie Lane to be alone and then he murdered him to death with a metal wardrobe pole he had in his closet. To make sure the authorities could not identify Lane; Kuklinski cut off the corpse fingers, removed the teeth, and later threw the body into a lake. To this day, Charlie Lanes body has never been found. Later, he went to go find the other members of the group and beat them all close to death with the same metal pole. Dr. Park Dietz states that by age 10 he was already showing signs of pathological behavior. “For months after his first kill Richard was terrified and often physically ill, thinking he would be arrested for the crime but he also felt a rush and began to love the feeling of power that he got from the killing”(True Crime XL). Also, Kuklinski enjoyed torturing the animals in his block. “For pastimes, he would tie the tails of cats together and throw them over a clothesline to watch them tear each other apart. He would also put cats into the apartment building's incinerator to watch them burn alive. He also took dogs up to the roof of the building to throw them off and tie them to the bumpers of city buses” (Crime Shots).

Richards’s pet peeve is “loud mouthed” people because he says it reminds him of his father. At the age of 25, he saw his brother go to Trenton state prison for reportedly raping a twelve-year-old girl and throwing her body off a roof of a building. Years later, Richard became a pool shark and beating or killing men never women for annoying him or who gave him a bad feeling. Later, Richard became entangled with the mafia by working for Roy DeMeo. In the beginning, Richard stole cars, did robberies, and other assignments for the DeMeo family. However, Roy started to notice Richards’s height and weight and tested his ability to kill by one night him choosing a...

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