That guy is a good example of a contract killer who probably would've put a fair few away regardless. When he talks about being a kid, tying two cats together by the tails and throwing them over a telephone wire to see what happens.
Kuklinski had three siblings. His older brother Florian (1933–1941) died at the age of eight from injuries inflicted by his father during a violent beating. The family lied to the police, saying that Florian had fallen down a flight of steps. Stanley abandoned the family shortly after he murdered his first son. Kuklinski, who was the second son, had a younger sister, Roberta (1942–2010), and a younger brother, Joseph (1944–2003), who in 1970 was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl and murdering her by throwing her off the top of a five-story building (along with her pet dog). When asked about his brother's crimes, Kuklinski replied: "We come from the same father."
It is a strange and grisly phenomenon (the celebrification thing I mean) - Ted Bundy is one of the most startling examples of that because he looked like he could have been a celebrity of some sort anyway.
The ones who become cult figures have a certain sort of televisual look or charisma to them - Manson, e.g.
And then there's others who become infamous because their crimes are so extreme e.g. Dahmer.
Honestly I have been way too into reading about these guys over the years and I try not to anymore because it can really scar you. The killers are fascinating somehow, just so outside of the norm of human behaviour, but the suffering of their victims is really impossible to process.
One more theory that's a favorite of mine—attempted murders have stayed stable or even increased, but improvements in care have decreased the number of successful murders: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1124155/
Genuinely, I wonder if this was a motivating factor for governor cuomo in refusing to allow care homes to refuse admission to covid-positive people. You're the governor of a state that's facing a massive pension crisis, you have a virus that disproportionately kills pensioners, what do you do?Look at what happened here with elderly care homes and Covid. Look at how a pandemic changed hospital triage tiers for emergency admissions.
At any other time is a cliche, but, freed up equity and assets for people. You can’t make that joke yet because it’s true and we still clapped for the NHS while criminally underfunding it.
I can’t be the only one who has walked around certain places and looked up to see a care-home sign, tucked away, out of sight. It’s an entire industry. Where’s Gran? She’s in the cupboard. 1.5k a month. Only the best.