João Marques
Birth name João Marques
Occupation Watchman
Attack information
Date November 1990
Location(s) Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Target(s) Homeless children
Killed 0
Injured 10
Weapon(s) Arson

João Marques was a Brazilian watchman who set fire to ten children in November 1990 in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil.

At the Camburi beach, where ten homeless children were sleeping, Marques set fire to them. The children escaped death by running at the water, though three of them received serious burns and were treated at a hospital. He was later arrested.[1]


  1. Vigia põe fogo em crianças, Correio de Notícias : A serviço do Paraná (November 25, 1990)
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