A 26-year-old man in Goiania, Brazil has confessed to murdering 39 people, including a 14-year-old teenage girl, homeless people, and several transvestites. He told police that he would gun down his targets while cruising his city's streets at night on a motorbike.

During an interview on national TV, Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha claimed that his crimes were inspired by great anger and that killing was his only way of getting the rage out of his system.

From the Mirror:

He said: "I tried to do other things to get it out, but they didn't work."

And he indicated that the number of people he has murdered could be much higher than police had originally thought.

Claiming he started killing at the age of 22 - three years earlier than investigators believed - he said: "There could be 41 or so. I can't really remember."

Da Rocha also said he was sexually abused by a neighbor when he was a child and claimed that he could speed-read back to front, which he did in front of prosecutors by reading 40 magazines out loud.

Police say when da Rocha was tracked down after a nine-month manhunt, he was found with a hammer, several knives, and handcuffs.

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