BRAZIL: Six for One

For slaying Brazil's famed, long-hunted bandit, Lampeão, "the Lamp Post" (TIME, Aug. 8), the police of Alagoas State last week received: 1) $5,000; 2) six freshly hacked human heads.

The $5,000 was a reward for the most recent killing of the Lamp Post, and its payment was proof enough to skeptical Brazilians that this time the Government believed him dead. The six heads were the grisly gift from the remaining members of the Lamp Post's gang, and belonged to inhabitants of a remote interior settlement who were massacred and decapitated in retaliation...

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