When you hear of “a knight in shining armor,” I can almost guess the picture that forms in your mind – a tall, dark, and handsome knight coming to sweep his damsel in distress off her feet and then put an end to all her worries.
Well, not Brazil’s Pedro Rodrigues Filho – aka Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey) – the serial killer of other criminals.
He doesn’t come dressed like your typical hero of the day but carries out “justice” as he deems fit on specific categories of people like drug dealers, gang members, rapists, sex offenders, and abusers.
While he might seem a knight for some (with 99% of his victims being his fellow bad guys and criminals), he is no Messiah, and not even for the victims of the criminals he killed.
What do they say about two wrongs never made it right?
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If psychopaths had to pass some tests to be considered one, you can bet it’d be based on Pedro’s life.
He was born in June 1954 with a fractured skull due to an injury inflicted by his father on his mom when she was pregnant with him.
Pedro also had a childhood characterized by physical abuse from his abusive father. He first had the surge to kill at the teenage age of 13 when he pushed his cousin into a sugar cane press.
He also carried out his killings through various M.O.s, sometimes adopting the M.O. of the criminals he killed – a classic psychopath.
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After being sentenced to almost 400 years in prison (including an additional sentence of 128 years for the crimes he committed in prison), he was released in 2007 due to the 30-year maximum jail-term law in Brazil.
He was later arrested again in 2011 for charges of riot and deprivation of liberty but was released in 2018.
Pedro now roams free in the streets and even runs a YouTube channel where he gives commentary on his crimes and crimes general, including “advising” people to steer clear criminal activities. Shocker!