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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.”

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  • 6 Comments
    • 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

      @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

      @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

      @BombasticMo:

      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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