Notorious serial killer Pedrinho Matador – who claimed to have killed more than 100 – has been shot dead and had his throat slit outside a relative’s home in Brazil.
The 68-year-old was gunned down on the pavement in the municipality of Mogi das Cruzes in Sao Paulo State on the morning of 5th March.
Military Police said the suspects then fled in a black car.
Officers later found the vehicle abandoned on a road with pistol ammunition inside.
Police believe that after abandoning the car, the killers fled in another vehicle.
The relative told police that Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey) was sitting on a chair when the black car pulled up and two armed, masked men got out.
She said one told her: “It’s nothing to do with you. Take your daughter and go inside.”
Then they shot Pedrinho Matador before one cut his throat with a kitchen knife.
The two then got back into the car and sped off as a stunned passerby called police.
Civil Police have registered the case as aggravated murder but had not made any arrests at the time of reporting.
Pedrinho Matador – full name Pedro Rodrigues Filho – was first arrested in 1973 and spent 42 years in jail.
In a 2003 interview, he confessed to having killed more than 100 people, including in prison.
He carried out his first murder – in the municipality of Santa Rita do Sapucai in Minas Gerais State – aged just 14.
He killed the municipality’s mayor after he had sacked his father from his job as a night watchman at a local school.
In a 1996 interview – after he had killed 40 people in jail, having served nearly 30 years – he said he had no regrets.
Many of his victims are believed to have been drug dealers, rapists, and murderers.
Among his tattoos were images of daggers and the motto “I kill for pleasure”.
In 2018, after his release from prison, Pedro Rodrigues Filho created a YouTube channel, which had 27,500 subscribers at the time of writing.
He was also active on TikTok, where he boasted 314,800 followers.
On social media, he went by the nickname Pedrinho Ex Matador (Ex Killer Petey) and claimed to have found Jesus.
He used his online presence to speak out against acts of crime.
His most recent post – showing him playing pool in a bar in Mogi das Cruzes – came on 4th March.