9. Richard ‘The Iceman’ Kuklinski
Richard Kuklinski was a family man—husband to Barbara and father to two daughters and one son. He enjoyed summer barbecues by the pool and volunteered as an usher at mass every Sunday.
Then, a week before Christmas 1986, he was arrested as he pulled into the driveway of his home. It wasn’t long before Barbara discovered that her husband wasn’t a “salesman.” In fact, he was a killer for the Mafia with a reputation that landed him the name, “The Iceman.”
Speaking of her husband’s Mafia connections, Barbara explained, “I’ll be the first one to say, maybe I was naive, because I never saw anything like that.” She added, “Believe me, there were no guns in my house.”
Kuklinski was convicted of killing six people, but the lead investigator on the case believes that the real victim count was around 300. In 2006, Kuklinski died behind bars at age 70 in a secure wing at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey.