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‘Dead men tell no tales’: Prolific hitman takes secrets to the grave

One of Victoria’s most prolific hitmen has died in prison, taking information on “at least nine” other murders to the grave, according to Sly of the Underworld.

“He’s gone to the grave with certain knowledge of at least nine (cases) and probably more,” Sly told 3AW Breakfast.

“You know him because he was reported to be the hitman, he was charged, the charges were later dropped, regarding Terry and Christine Hodson.

“The notorious Carl Williams later made a statement to police that he was the go-between for that and facilitated $150,000 to Collins and was supposed to kill Terry, not Christine, she was only killed because she was there.

“He later said, ‘Dead men tell no tales’.

“But of course with the death of Carl the case against Collins collapsed.

“He was doing time for the murders of Ramon and Dorothy Abbey, in ’87.

“There again, a case where he was after the man but just killed Dorothy simply because she was there.”

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As reported in The Herald Sun, Corrections Victoria confirmed Collins died of natural causes on Wednesday, aged 72.

He was serving a life sentence in maximum security Barwon Prison.’

Photo: Rodney Collins (left), Terence and Christine Hodson (right)