Farmer kills 4, self
March 2, 2001
Rio de Janeiro: A
Brazilian farmer went on a killing rampage on Thursday, shooting dead
five persons, including a cousin, before taking his own life. Duilio
Pessoto, (56), on Thursday walked into a restaurant in the small town
of Jundiai, Sao Paulo state, and without saying a word opened fire on
customers and staff. He fired 20 rounds, leaving three dead. Pessotto
then walked into a nearby shop, where he killed another person before
firing a bullet into his own head. — DPA
Farmer shoots four
who told joke
March 9, 2001
Brazil--A 56-year-old farmer, reportedly angered by a friendly joke
about his sexuality, shot to death three of his friends and a cousin
and then killed himself.
happened in Jundiai, 43 miles north of São Paulo.
left his rural home by car March 1 armed with two revolvers. He shot
his first victim on a nearby road as the man drove by and killed two
more men at a bar, Globo television reported.
drove further down the road, pulled the car over and shot his fourth
victim and himself on the street.
Locals said that
Pessoto was angry because somebody had made a joke suggesting that he
was gay. Pessoto was single and apparently lived alone.