Retired CIA Agent Confesses on Deathbed: “I Killed Marilyn Monroe”

Norfolk, Virginia | A 78-year old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted at the Sentara General Hospital on Monday. He claims he committed 37 assassinations for the American government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe.

Mr. Hodges, who worked for the CIA for 41 years as an operative with top-level security clearances, claims he was often employed as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals who could represent a threat to the security of the country.

 Trained as both a sniper and a martial arts expert, Mr. Hodges says he also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons and explosives.


Mr. Hodges swears he remembers vividly, each of the assassinations he committed for the CIA.  He claims that all 37 of the murders he committed on the American soil, were ordered by his commanding officer, Major James “Jimmy” Hayworth.

The elderly man claims he committed his assassinations between August 1959 and March 1972, at a time when he says “the CIA had its own agenda“. He says he was part of an operative cell of five members which carried out political assassinations across the country. Most of their victims were political activists, journalists, and union leaders, but he also claims that he killed a few scientists and artists whose ideas represented a threat to the interests of the United States.

Mr. Hodges says that Marilyn Monroe remains unique among his victims, as she is the only woman he ever assassinated. He claims he has no regrets, however, as he says that she had become a “threat to the security of the country”  and had to be eliminated.

“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!”


Marilyn Monroe died between midnight and 1 AM, on August 5, 1962. Mr Hodges claims he entered her room while she was sleeping and injected her with a massive dose of chloral hydrate (a powerful sedative), mixed with Nembutal (a short-acting barbiturate), causing her death.

The 78-year old man was placed under custody by the FBI, which is taking Mr. Hodges’ confession very seriously and has opened an investigation to verify his allegations. The investigation might be very complicated, however, as very few written files are available on such secret activities and most of the actors implicated in the various cases are already dead.

The most important witness in the story after Mr. Hodges himself, his alleged commanding officer, Major James Hayworth, died of a heart attack in 2011. Two of the other three “CIA assassins” identified by Mr. Hodges are also dead, and the last one, Captain Keith McInnis, went missing in action in 1968 and is presumed dead.

53 Comments on "Retired CIA Agent Confesses on Deathbed: “I Killed Marilyn Monroe”"

  1. Your failing to see the larger issue here, he was just a puppet for the CIA. They were the ones giving him the orders, how are we supposed to trust a hidden branch of our government/military thats kills its own citizens in secret???

    • I know that you’re not all that naive, he is just telling the world which most of us already know. the government has been assassinating individuals for a very long time, the US is not as pretty and as humble as everyone plays it out to be. we can be some very worthless individuals. like they say god bless america.

    • God Bless America, because the rest of us won’t. (Canadian)

    • How are we supposed to trust anyone at all when these “puppets” are so enamored of violence they would abandon their dubious senses of morality and kill on command? He is nothing short of a serial killer, and just as worthy of the death penalty.

    • Welcome to America

    • You are totally right my friend and how do we trust our own with they just knocking certain people out one by one and still do it today but they arrest him when he is the one that got orders to do so and he gets canned cause if he didn’t he would of been killed himself

    • Chucky baby Barris | May 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm |

      Sad to say but yes citizens are killed to stop any threat. You recieve your orders locate your target and eliminate the threat.peoples public opinion is no concern. These people talking about CIA being the same as FBI or other organization’s is like comparing a wolf to a dog. The pack has a leader a dog has a master. Assassin’s are not commissioned for there moral compass.the will complete a task with no prejudices.that’s why there effective.

  2. And he is handcuffed.

    • Metta4oricle | April 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm |

      He is hand cuffed, witch in most cases would bring validity, but not in all cases

    • Joan Marshall | October 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm |

      Unfortunately any one given orders by the CIA or FBI better follow through with the order if they don’t they get killed and members of their family. It is cruel what the CIA and FBI do. Herbert Hoover was a blackmail artist all to preserve his job as head of the FBI. Herbert Hoover was a cross dresser, a pedophile a homosexual and yet preached integrity. Thank God he is dead. Imagine staying in a job for over forty years all because he was so comfortable in the job. What an ugly bore he was. On judgement day he will know the wrath of God !

  3. Well,that’s interesting. I wonder how credible he is. I mean he’s pretty old & maybe has dementia, I’d like to know how that plays out.

    • I don’t think Dementia explains it, he’s obviously lucid enough to recall specific dates, and the ways he took out his targets, people with dementia aren’t that well equipped mentally to keep their stories straight, in fact having dementia pretty much guarantees you will think one thing one day and another the next.

  4. They should shackle his ankles to the bed rail and torture the basterd

    • He was doing his fucking job and not every job if flippin burgers and fuckin’ off on the internet

    • To nope: would you be defending him if his job was to kill you. Just because they are orders doesn’t give him the ok to take another life.

    • To no: and exactly what do brave soldiers do? Take orders kill those who threaten democracy. Yeh bitch

    • To Nope: Does this include citizens of your own country? I know of no soldiers that have been ordered to kill other Americans or other Canadians (as I’m Canadian)

    • MonroeNoMo | April 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm |

      >_> torture him? please… we’re not ISIS, man.

    • To Trouble: So what you’re saying is that, as long as you do not murder your own citizens then it is ok?!

    • Army is a good example of this – people just follow orders and follow political agenda that been set out to them. For those who doubt, look up Milgram’s Experiment

    • Well orders are orders not everything is going to be sunshine and happy.

    • I agree with nope. Yes I would not be saying thatif it were me. But if you are so tied into a secret government agency and there is no way out, then I would do my f***’n job

    • Don’t hate him, he was doing his job! If he did not, somebody would do it anyway. It sounds cruel but that’s the way the government works for looooooooo…ng time! He wasn’t mastermind, he was the puppet of his superior.

      p.s. stay away from dangerously powerful men, girls

    • no, retard, he was just a pawn for the government you inbred.

    • To all of here saying He was just doing his job! I suspect you are saying this because you too might be in the same field or have experience with this. Two words for you: Nuremberg Trials.

      If you are given an ILLEGAL ORDER to kill a fellow American, you refuse it! This old man should be publicly beheaded for his following orders to kill another American. Usually when people giving death bed confessions, they at least have some fucking remorse, no no not this sorry excuse for an American.

      The CIA needs to be abolished completely because of this.

    • jimmy curry | April 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm |

      Himmler, Goebels, Mengela, they were just following orders

    • Was his job… and if you are a threat for your own country, the threat must be eliminated, even if you are just a “citizen”

    • sonOfFreedom | April 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm |

      To protect the constitution from threats both foreign and domestic… That’s the oath every single soldier makes, so yes, if an American citizen threatens the united states, they will be eliminated

    • sonOfFreedom | April 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm |


    • Concerned Citizen | April 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm |

      There is no doubt Marilyn’s death was an arranged death, but if I were him I would start praying for my “soul”, because it looks as if he is on the way out to meet his maker!

    • If nope was a threat to America I wouldn’t mind if he assassinated nope

    • There are people still out there today doing it to protect a America that is a threat so don’t get why they are arresting him on his death bed when people still do it today for our country that’s call hip a Crete

    • National security is not easy to maintain. There are hundreds of government and military organizations that have ties to orders like Hodges’. The major difference now is the screening and training of these individuals: you will unlikely see them acting this way on their deathbed. Civilians aren’t capable of understanding the cogs and the oil it takes to operate. Hodges deserves only shame for his fame.

    • ft bragg is carolina, david….

    • You people are being very ignorant, America is America because of people like this guy. Of course we don’t know the details, but what if Monroe was going to give info to Castro and this guy saved the country from M.A.D.

  5. sergei vanderwiel | March 26, 2015 at 4:48 am | Reply

    no threat what a jurk follow orders without question how was she to get to Castro ? He should have taken her with him anyway it`s good to know she didn`t do it to herself


    • I appreciate your thinking to ask the question of how she would get to Castro… it is an obvious point to make. What I would like to point you to is that as an agent—if he did in fact assassinate Marilyn as he claims to have done—they are foot-soldiers and just follow orders. They are not trained to think. They are given such orders when they can be counted on to do just that, “FOLLOW ORDERS”…. just a thought.

    • The son of America

    • In the CIA, just like the military, once you’re given an order you execute You’re orders to the letter. You’re job isn’t to question it’s just to get the job done. Now I’m defending him or the CIA on this,I’m just saying how it works.

    • Not defending*

    • William owens | April 18, 2015 at 7:14 pm |

      Wow what’s cruel comments to one another in here just because of your effing opinions. the fact remains and the fact is he works for an agency of the government whether it’s the CIA the FBI the military branch thereof he was given an order and he carried it out like any good soldier would do to protect the secrets of the government good bad or indifferent. and this does not give any of you ever posted the inbred work other lame comments two other people making comments that just shows how ignorant you are.

    • roger willhite | April 19, 2015 at 5:47 am |

      I wonder if he also was invol with the JFK killing?

    • Just because you follow orders doesn’t mean youre outside of the law. Just look at the Nazi’s after ww2 and the Nuremberg trials

    • If he didn’t follow orders then he would of been killed and they are told to do it so they do it with no questions and if he has asked he would have not been told and prob killed

    • it’s sad that he did that but karma is the ultimate bitch here! hes laying in his death bed suffering, just like everyone else’s life hes taken. good riddance!

    • my step dad was retired army. his rank was lt.colonel. two tours in vietnam. his job was to take a team 6-8 men and go into north vietnam,laos,cambodia, and take out hgh value targets. he died young, 54 from cancer. the few times he would share his experiences with me he always said “i followed orders”. i still have all of his service ribbons and medals. he was a good man! he found God later in his life,but when he died he knew he was forgiven. we took his ashes out in a friends boat off the coast at ft. bragg,california. the water was fairly smooth but the sky was overcast. we had my mom his brothers and sisters and some close friends and when we scattered the ashes the sky cleared and the sun shinned on the exact place we where. i knew then he was in a better place. he just followed orders.

    • Monroe was killed because she came to know the details of JFK murder plan

    • R White – not trained to think – I thought that came with our basic human operating system. Still he’s trained to squash his thinking in preference for conformity to following orders from his ‘superiors’ I know no one adheres to the opposite principal but that defence officially went out with the Nuremberg trials. And since he’s actually traitorous to the American constitution has no where to hide behind the moronic defence of “following orders” and these people were “threats to America” – the biggest threats is himself and ppl like himself!

    • why did she have to die that’s sad very sad i wish i got to know her

    • Just following orders is a excuse to use, because most low level SS, Gestapo, Wehrmacht soldiers were released without charges.

      No, you are not trained to not think. You are trained to think more than the average person, you’re a predator amongst sheep.

    • I wouldn’t be in that mans shoes for the world,that’s what Himmler and Eichmann claimed ,they were acting under orders,he along with all the others of these crimes,will stand before god and will answer for there crimes.

    • Have you ever had your lover tell you secrets? It happens all of the time! I see many negative comments on here. Castro murdered so many and ruined that beautiful country. Why did Marilyn Monroe have to sleep with The President , The President’s brother and a main enemy of The United States and even begin to think that behaving like that would be okay! Some men would killed a woman just for sleeping with their brother! I am no goodie two shoes, yet I do have common sense. There have been limo rides I decided not to take, parties I have avoided , because of certain activities going on. I feel terrible for this man. He was just doing his duty and just to think any one of those people could have had millions of us killed in a heartbeat!

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