Thursday, July 10, 2014

The borderline psycho with the Louisville Slugger!

Good Day Readers:

It's amazing to watch how discourteous (and that's being very kind) some drivers can be. Giving others the finger or the horn forgetting the latter was invented first and foremost as a safety device but that's not how many use it not knowing who's in that other car. Imagine if it's a borderline psycho with a Louisville Slugger.

In this next story, look at those eyes the lights are on but nobody's home. The road rager was bloody lucky!

Clare L. Pieuk
Parole of convicted mob killer notorious for his explosive temper tested by road raging motorist

Adrian Humphreys
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
One danger of road rage is never knowing who is driving the car that is the target of your fury. This was highlighted when a man confronted a driver after a traffic incident and behind the wheel was a serial-killing Mafia hit man notorious for his explosive temper and propensity for violence.
Kenneth Murdock is on parole in Canada for three murders, gunshot slayings done at the behest of Mafia figures in Hamilton, Ont. His lengthy criminal history also includes extortion, assault causing bodily harm, armed robbery, weapons offenses, possession of narcotics and others. He once shot a robbery victim in the leg. While in prison, he routinely fought other inmates and always seemed to win.
But Murdock, 50, has been doing well while out on parole. He is holding down a job. He has respected the rules at his halfway house and attended monthly counseling sessions, his parole records show.

Recently, though, came an unexpected test when he was involved in a “traffic incident” with another motorist. The incident took place in the last few months in an unspecified city, likely in British Columbia, and was revealed at his latest review by the Parole Board of Canada.
Courtesy of Adrian Humphrys

The motorist followed Murdock and confronted him, “exchanging words” with him, which was described as one of the “difficult situations” he has faced in the community.
“You did walk away from this situation,” the Board said.
What a change from his history of rage and violence.
“I’ll fight at the drop of a dime,” Murdock once admitted.
He was known on the streets of Hamilton as impetuous, violent, and strong.
Once, when emerging from jail and looking for a job, he walked into Bannister’s, a large and rough strip club in the heart of Hamilton’s downtown, and asked the head of security for a job as a bouncer. “We already have somebody,” the man said, pointing to a large man standing outside the DJ’s booth. Murdock walked through the club, jogged up the stairs to the bouncer, and — without a word — beat him up.
“[I] gave him a couple of shots to the head, kicked him while he was down. He got up and I told him to f— off, he didn’t work here anymore.” When the man in charge of security tried to break the fight up, he too was thrown down by Murdock. “I got my job,” he later said.
Such talent was spotted and cultivated by the Mafia in the city and he was recruited into the Musitano crime family. He served as a loyal and dedicated henchman. When the mob family’s patriarch, Dominic Musitano, died in 1995, Murdock was asked to be in the honour guard at his funeral.
Murdock was willing to do anything for the family.
On Nov. 21, 1985, then 22 and on parole, he opened fire with a submachine gun on a factory janitor who owed his boss money, killing the 53-year-old in his garage.
On May 31, 1997, he knocked on the warehouse headquarters of Johnny “Pops” Papalia, the long-reigning Mafia boss in Ontario and a Musitano family rival. As he chatted with the 73-year-old mobster in the parking lot, he pressed a .38-calibre revolver to the back of his head and shot him dead.
The Musitanos, Murdock's purported bosses. (Hamilton Police Service)

His next target was Carmen Barillaro, a loyal lieutenant to the Papalia family who promised to avenge his boss’s murder. On July 23, 1997, with a Musitano family member waiting in Murdock’s car, he knocked on the front door of Barillaro’s Niagara Falls, Ont., house and gunned him down with a 9-mm pistol after he answered.
When asked if he would have killed someone for $1,000, Murdock replied: “If it was for the family, I would have done it for nothing.”
But when the mobsters he had been loyal to threatened to kill Murdock — to “make me part of the compost,” he once told the National Post — he became a co-operating witness against them.
After serving 13 years of his life sentence, Murdock was released on full parole. He has since had regular hearings with the parole board to monitor his progress and to decide if his freedom should be continued.
He legally changed his name in 2012 when he was trying to become a truck driver, likely in Western Canada. Because he is a co-operating witness who testified against reputed Mafia bosses and is apparently progressing towards rehabilitation, the National Post is not publishing his new name.
You have continued to work and are described as having an excellent work ethic and have stable employment
On June 23, the parole board agreed Murdock was on the right track.
Murdock has “come a long way,” the Board told him.
“You have continued to work and are described as having an excellent work ethic and have stable employment,” the board said. His new employer reported he was a hard worker, was respectful and always on time.
The only particular concern the board had was his poor financial planning and ability to save money.
“You tend to spend it freely and not plan for future expenses and have little savings although you have regular employment, ” the Board said.
“The Board is satisfied that you have demonstrated compliance and made adequate progress to be manageable on a continued day parole release.”
He was granted another six months of day parole to a halfway house with conditions to abstain from alcohol or non-prescription drugs, which were deemed “contributing factors” in his criminal behaviour. He is also to avoid anyone involved in crime, “particularly any person involved in the drug or organized crime subcultures.”
The Board also told him not to contact any of his victims or their families.


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