A serial killer nicknamed Lucifer has reportedly said he has no regrets for killing 48 other inmates and wants to kill more.

Marcos Paulo da Silva was 18 he was first jailed for petty theft in 1995, but he now faces dying in prison after transforming himself into Brazil’s most dangerous prisoner.

He has become notorious for beheading and disembowelling fellow prisoners, and is said to have killed five men in one go in Serra Azul Jail in Sao Paulo in 2011.

Da Silva, 42, reportedly used a fire extinguisher to knock his victims unconscious before decapitating them with a home-made knife in his most infamous jail massacre to date.

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He is said to have yelled: ‘I love this, there’s so few, I want to kill more prisoners’ as he snubbed out their lives.

Da Silva, who is covered in Swastika and skull tattoos, has not been tried for many of his crimes, but his campaign of murders have left him with multiple convictions and jail sentences totalling 217 years.

He is said to have told a judge recently: ‘I have no regrets about killing all these people.

‘They were rapists and thieves who took advantage of other inmates and robbed them.’

His astonishing prison history was laid bare in a recent report by local media.

He has been described as the leader of a gang of assassins created with the mission of murdering members of the PCC – one of Brazil’s leading prison gangs.

Prison guards reportedly said it was only a ‘question of time’ before da Silva kills again once he is transferred to a new prison.

He switched allegiances and turned against PCC after joining the gang as a 19-year-old following his first teenage conviction.

The number of prisons willing to take him is now drying up. Psychologists say he is not mentally ill but does suffer from a personality disorder that needs to be urgently treated.

Additional reporting from Natalia Penza.

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