Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Brazil man 'admits over 40 murders'

A man arrested in Brazil has confessed to the murders of more than 40 people since 2005, police say.

Police said Sailson Jose das Gracas was arrested shortly after he stabbed a woman to death in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Nova Iguacu.

"He confessed he killed another 37 women, three men and a two-year-old girl over the past nine years," a police officer said. "He either stabbed his victims or strangled them."

Inspector Pedro Henrique Medina told the G1 news portal that das Gracas showed no remorse and "told us that if he is ever released from prison he would kill again".

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph