‘William Roberto Ferreira Costa killed six people in a brothel because he lost a prostitute to another customer’
Costa, claims he became ‘overcome with emotion’ after finding his favourite prostitute was with another client at his regular brothel in Jaboticabal, near Sao Paulo, southeast Brazil, on Thursday
The 27-year-old married father of a newborn who wanted to spend the night with Dione, his favorite prostitute, flew into a jealous rage when he discovered she was with another man
Costa fetched a pistol from his car and gunned down the brothel owner, his ‘favorite gal’ and her patron, and three other workers
Cops say the killer was ‘ was very calculated, very cold and very proficient. In most of the cases he aimed at the victims’ heads
He also shot ‘ many more [bullets] than a revolver carries, meaning that he reloaded more than once
The brothel killer: William Roberto Ferreira Costa claims he said: ‘I was overcome with emotion. The guy stole away the girl from me’
Brother patron William Roberto Ferreira Costa, said he was overcome with emotion when he went on a killing spree at Leo Drinks Bar in Jaboticabal, near Sao Paulo in southeast Brazil, Thursday.
He gunned down six people in a brothel – after becoming ‘overcome with emotion’ when he discovered that a girl he had wanted was with another client, it was reported today.
Costa, 27, had arrived at the Leo Drinks Bar prostitution house saying he wanted to spend the night with a particular prostitute, according to reports.
He then went into a jealous rage after he was told that the woman, 30-year-old Dione da Silva Lima, was already with another man in a bedroom in the brothel.
Costa also killed his favourite prostitute, Dione da Silva Lima [photo]. He flew into a rage because she was with another patron
Costa, a hairdresser who is married with a newborn son, reportedly fetched a 38. calibre pistol from his car before returning to the establishment and opened fire.
After gunning down the brothel’s 72-year-old owner, her 29-year-old granddaughter, a barman, a waitress and a 46-year-old prostitute, Costa burst into the bedroom where Ms Lima was with Anderson Montenor, 37, a businessman in the town, and killed them both.
Police chief, Wanderley Santos, described the murders were ‘very calculated’.
Crime Scene: Police outside Leo Drinks Bar, the brothel outside Sao Paulo, Brazil where the shooting happened
According to cops, Costa showed tremendous efficiency in shooting up the brothel. He left no caps behind after so much shooting, he probably collected them later, to avoid leaving traces
According to cops execution of the murders depicted cool efficiency. The killer expended many bullets in the shooting without leaving any caps on the floor, else he collected them later, so as not to leave traces.
Furthermore, the inside of the building was riddled with bullet holes, meaning he had reloaded more than once, Chief Wanderley Santos said: ‘The brothel is full of bullet holes, many more than a revolver carries, meaning that he reloaded more than once.
‘He was very calculated, very cold and very proficient. In most of the cases he aimed at the victims’ heads.
‘He shot those bullets without letting the capsules fall onto the floor, or he collected them all up later, so as not to leave any traces’.
Having executed his victims, Costa reportedly fled the brothel on foot but left his car, containing his ID documents, in the establishment’s car park.
Bullet riddled murder scene. Police said the inside of the building was filled with bullet holes, meaning he was methodical and had reloaded more than once
He later gave himself up to police hours after the bloodbath on Thursday morning. He claimed the murders were a crime of passion and that he had never intended to kill anyone.
Speaking to Brazil’s Radio 101 FM, he said: ‘I was overcome with emotion. The guy stole away the girl from me.
‘I said he shouldn’t have done that and there was an argument, a fight and things got out of control.’