Just when you think you’ve heard everything here comes a story from Brazil. It seems that police have accused state legislator Wallace Souza of drug trafficking and contracting the murder of at least five people who apparently worked for a rival trafficker. Yawn. Read this before. Glad they’re killing each other and not some innocent citizen.
But this one gets weird.
Souza is also the host of a TV crime show called Canal Livre. Police believe that in order to prove his contention that Brazil’s Amazon area is a hotbed of violent crime and to boost the ratings of his show, Souza ordered the murders. Is this a case of killing two birds with a single stone, or creating a self-fulfilling prophesy, or maybe serial killing for fun and profit?
Would you believe this if you read it in a novel?