With a calm and haunting demeanor, Brazilian serial killer Sailson das Graces confessed to over 40 murders following his Wednesday capture on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Several of his murders involve sick and twisted details and, according to das Graces, his primary motivations include the adrenaline and murdering for fun.
Brazilian police say they arrested Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, not long after the prolific Brazilian serial murderer had stabbed a woman to death. Das Gracas then went on to detail the additional dozens of murders he’d committed during a police press conference. The majority of the Brazilian serial killer’s victims were women — 38 of them — with an additional three believed to be men, and the last, a two-year-old baby girl, reports AOL News.
Four of the murders he committed were on behalf of Cleoza Barbina and Jose Messia, a couple that has also been arrested, according to a police statement.
The Brazilian serial killer was reportedly boastful during the police press conference, saying he got great pleasure watching his victims struggle, suffer, and the moment they died.
“I was glad when she struggled, screamed and scratched me,” he told police, according to a local newspaper, Odia.
According to police, the Brazilian serial killer also enjoyed removing the finger nails of his victims to make them suffer more.
As if to put a positive spin on his brutal tortures and killings, das Gracas was adamant that he only murdered white women, preferably blondes, reports the BBC.
“He wanted to kill women, white women, not black ones. He followed the victims, studying them closely before committing the crimes,” said police commissioner Pedro Henrique Medina.
The Brazilian serial killer also told Sky News how he would stalk his victims, sometimes for weeks, before attacking and killing them in their homes.
“I observed them, I studied them. I waited for a month, sometimes a week, depending on the place. I tried to ascertain where they lived, what their families were like… I kept watch on their houses and then after a while went there at dawn, waited for my chance and entered.”
The Brazilian serial killer’s preferred method of murder was to strangle his victims to death. But the serial killer was also allowed to note that shooting or stabbing his victims was fine too, if needed.
The Brazilian serial killer told reporters that the one murder he regretted was the two-year-old child. But not for any suffering the child experienced, or that he took away the rest of the baby’s life, but because “the child cried a lot and could have woken the neighbors.”
In other words, remorse is nowhere on the list of the Brazilian serial killer’s feelings.
“I don’t feel remorse. If I go to jail for 10, 15, 20 years, then as soon as I get out I’ll do the same thing all over again.”
And at just 26 years old, the Brazilian serial killer, Sailson das Graces, may get a chance to do just that since Brazil’s maximum prison sentence for a serial killer is only 30 years.
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