There is a serial killer by the name of Pedro Rodrigues Filho who is similar to the fictional character Dexter Morgan of the TV show ‘Dexter’. If you haven’t seen the show, Dexter is a serial killer but with a slightly different twist, he only kills other criminals.
Meet Pedro Rodrigues Filho, a Brazilian serial killer known by the alias Pedrinho Matador (Killer Petey).
From the 1960s to 2003, Pedro killed at least 71 people, both in and outside jail. 10 of these were before he was 18 years old. But instead of picking innocent, random members of society, Pedro specifically targeted criminals.
Pedro was born with a damaged skull. Pedro was 13 when he first realized his taste and propensity for aggression and his first kill came at the age of 14.
When he was 14, Pedro killed the Vice Mayor of Alfenas, who had fired his father who was working as a school guard, for allegedly stealing food from the school.
Shortly after that, he killed another school guard who thought to be a thief, before killing another guard.
Pedro’s criminal activity didn’t stop when he moved to Sao Paulo. He was involved in burglaries and killing another criminal during one siege. It was in Sao Paulo that he would meet a woman who would go on to become his fiancée, Maria Aparecida Olympia.
Tragically, she was killed by gang members. Seeking revenge, Pedro attended one of the gang leader’s weddings and killed seven people and injured sixteen others.
His most notorious kill Pedro committed was against his own father, the same man he committed his first killing behalf of, after he’d been sentenced for the killing of his mother.
Paying a visit to him in jail, Pedro took his father’s life.
At age 20 he was arrested and placed in a police car with two criminals, one of whom was a convicted criminal. By the time they reached the station, Pedro had killed him.
Pedro went on to kill 47 of his fellow inmates who he believed deserved retribution for their crimes. According to Pedro, the thrill of killing another criminal was ‘wonderful and satisfying’. His favorite method, like Dexter Morgan was stabbing and hacking them with blades.
He has claimed to have taken over 100 victims, yet it is impossible to verify.
Pedro was initially sentenced to 128 years, with an added 400 years years for his crimes committed while he was in jail, of which he only served 30.
According to Brazilian law, the maximum sentence a prisoner can serve is just 30 years.
In 2007 he was released back into society, where he has since vowed to kill other criminals if the opportunity arises.