Pedro Rodrigues Filho, also known as “Pedrinho Matador,” a Brazilian serial killer, died after 42 years in prison from hundreds of murders by bullets, authorities announced. An investigation was launched after his death on Sunday in Mogi das Cruzes, not far from the big metropolis of Sao Paulo.
“The victim was hit with a gun and the suspects fled,” the Sao Paulo state Secretariat of Public Security said in a statement.
68-year-old Pedro Rodrigues Filho, known as “Pedrinho Matador” (Petro the Little Killer), told the story of his life in various media and documentaries after his release from prison in 2018.
Videographer on YouTube and social networks
He started a career on Youtube by promoting his unusual life or commenting on famous crimes and warning the youth against crime. On the Kuai short video platform, he became a star with 267,000 subscribers.
Criminologist and author of the book “Serial Killers: Made in Brazil,” Ilana Casoi said “Petrino” eliminated people he deemed undesirable to society. The expert said he was impressed by the serial killer’s “joy, poise and intelligence” he met.
“He ended up exerting an influence on people,” Ms. Gasoy declared, quoted by the daily Folha de S.Paulo: “This is a reflection of the society we have. Brazil), of which only 10% of murders are solved.
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