Joe Chill was a criminal who was responsible for the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Chill previously intended to kill their son Bruce, but he was forced to flee the scene when the police arrived. He was eventually captured by the authorities and was mysteriously killed while in prison.

Twenty years since the Waynes' deaths, Bruce Wayne re-investigated his parents' murder at Crime Alley and discovered that Chill was hired to assassinate the Waynes rather than a random mugging. It was believed that Chill's employer, Carmine Falcone, was behind the Waynes' death due to the crime boss's past relations with the Waynes and having previously employed Chill in his criminal ventures. However, Chill's real employer was in fact to be Gotham City's Mayor Hamilton Hill, who placed the kill order on the Waynes.



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