Abe "Kid Twist" Reles
Feared Murder, Inc.
hitman Abe "Kid Twist" Reles killed many of his victims by shoving an icepick through their ear and into their brain. Later, Reles became a government informant, and sent several mob members to the electric chair. On November 12, 1941, Reles was found dead, having fallen to his death from a hotel window. While it remains a possibility that he jumped, evidence and the circumstances surrounding him suggest that Reles was pushed. The newspapers later nicknamed him "the canary who sang, but couldn't fly."