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Sao Paulo’s “Rainbow Maniac” Killer Caught

Sao Paulo police have arrested the man they believe is “The Rainbow Maniac”, a serial killer haunting the parks of Brazil’s largest city and murdering gay men.

The AP reports:

“Retired state police Sgt. Jairo Francisco Franco was taken into custody Wednesday night after a witness identified him as the killer of a homosexual man on Aug. 19, said police inspector Paulo Fortunato.

Franco is suspected of acting alone in all of 13 killings between February 2007 and August 2008 at Paturis Park, a favorite meeting point for gay men, Fortunato said.

The suspect, who worked as a private security guard in a supermarket, has denied the charges, Fortunato said. He added that Franco did not yet have a lawyer.

“We have a credible witness who says he saw Franco pump 12 bullets into a black gay man inside the park,” Fortunato said in a telephone interview.

A second witness said Franco visited the park frequently, “apparently cruising for gay men and victims,” Fortunato said.”

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Dec 12, 2008
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    • Danny the Tranny
      Danny the Tranny

      São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil but it is not the capital. Their capital is Brasilia.
      Check your sources!

      Dec 12, 2008 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Japhy Grant
      Japhy Grant

      @Danny the Tranny: Oh right. I knew that too. Thanks for the correction.

      Dec 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      @Danny the Tranny:

      Umm…Danny, I went back and read Japhy’s commentary three times over. Nowhere did I see him make mention that Sao Paulo was the capital city, however.

      Am I missing something?

      Dec 12, 2008 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BombasticMo

      He fixed it when he thanked him for the correction. :)

      Dec 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller


      Cool. Thanks for letting me know that, Bombastic. Didn’t realize he could fix type already published. I learn something new every day. HeeHee :-)

      Have a Happy Holliday

      Dec 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick

      It’s worth noting that over 50% of serial killers are former law enforcement.

      BTW – Japhy is a lousy Editor!

      Dec 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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