Responsible for well over 200 murders, he was perhaps the most sadistic killer in American history. Nicknamed ‘The Ice Man’ because he sometimes froze his victims to baffle police. Richard Kuklinski first murdered when he was fourteen years old. He became a hit a for the top East Coast crime families, and for an extra fee he would make sure his victims really suffered.
Throughout his ruthless career he led a double life: professional assassin and devoted family man. Sometimes his family knew him as a model husband and father, sometimes as an abusive monster - but they never knew of his other life. His killing spree continued for forty-three years, and it was only a six-year investigation by New Jersey police officer Pat Kane that finally brought him to justice.