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The News Minute | October 18, 2014 | 07:52 am IST

Thiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha, a 26 year old Brazilian security guard has been arrested for killing 39 people, including 16 women. A fourteen-year-old girl was his youngest victim. This would make him one of the world’s worst serial killers. His targets were women, homeless people, and homosexuals. First he was arrested for stealing the number plate on a motorbike at a supermarket in Goiania, Goiás, Brazil in January. Later he was stopped by police for riding a motorbike with a fake plate. 

After he had been arrested, he confessed that he shot his victims from a motorbike. In his confession about the murders, he said he killed because of his feelings of “fury,” which he felt “against everything," according to police. It is also reported that Rocha while being held in prison, tried to commit suicide in his cell on Thursday, but the guards stopped him. 

Prior to this, he had been living a normal life with his mother. 

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