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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".

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