[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ASHINGTON DC – A 78 year old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made surprising confessions while he was admitted to Sentara General Hospital on Monday.
He declares he committed 37 assassinations for the American Government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe.
Mr. Hodges has worked for the CIA for 41 years as an operative with top-level security clearances.
He claims that he was often employed as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals.
He claims that he killed scientists and artists whose ideas represented a threat to the interests of United States.
“We had evidence that Marilyn Monroe had not only slept with Kennedy, but also with Fidel Castro” claims M. Hodges. My commanding officer, Jimmy Hayworth, told me that she had to die, and that it had to look like a suicide or an overdose. I had never killed a woman before, but I obeyed orders… I did it for America! She could have transmitted strategic information to the communists, and we couldn’t allow that! She had to die! I just did what I had to do!” He added.
He was trained as both a sniper and a marital arts expert.
He also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons and explosives. Mr. Hodges said Monroe was the only female he ever assassinated and has no regrets.
She died between midnight and 1 AM, on August 5, 1962. He claims that he entered his room while she was sleeping and injected her with a dose of chloral hydrate resulting her death. Later he was placed under custody by the FBI.