In this trajectory of combats, jibs and inatividades, Lampio it had many deaths announced for the government of precipitated form, after all, the great head and its group mysteriously knew to disappear and to appear when they wanted and its death was surrounded by many mysteries. Mystery with some placed, affirmed versions and contested as the version of the poisoning, for example, accepted for many and discarded for others. But the version that prevails and doubtlessly more accepted as official, is the slaughter occurred in fatdico day 28 of July of 1938 where 11 cangaceiros had been died the shots, its heads cut and placed in kerosene cans with alcohol and salt to be paraded in the cities for where they had practised all the violence acts, with also showing the population that Lampio finally was I catch and dead with its flock. Its bodies had been left in the disputed place, slandered, its belongings as trophies, a horror. This slaughter occurred in the Grota, grota of Angico and not grotto as many tell. An inhospitable place, surrounded of thorns, rocks and with an only exit.
Who killed Lampio, Maria Pretty and its friends? It was the money of them! they said the projections. In the truth, many factors had contributed so that its death was hasty: Getlio Vargas annoyed with the spreading and projection of the film made for the Lebanese pedlar in 1936 showing the daily one of this bandoleiro that despreocupadamente posava with its power of leadership before the policy and the powerful ones of the hinterland. Then as to mold a New State with a man who if said ' ' governor of serto' ' defied the Federal Government? The proper Benjamim Abrao Calil Boto, the producer of the film and photographic images, contributed indirectly for the death of Lampio filming and photographing the outlaw of all the forms. Its name was manchete daily in periodicals and magazines of the time showing its peripcias and wit in that it made. The first shot given for soldier Abdon Cosmo, initiated the end of the reign of Virgulino Blacksmith.
The Lampio if erased. The leader and commander of caatingas died. They had been almost twenty years in the command being respected and admired by all. It passed to History as one of the biografados men more of the world. It turned legend, turned myth. She was a great personage of the History of Brazil.