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Gay Activist Tortured,Murdered and Castrated by Confessing Boyfriend

January 11, 2011

Carlos Castro


A prominent Portuguese journalist and gay activist was found murdered in a New York City hotel, his body brutally mutilated.

His companion, a male model who had recently been a contestant on a Portuguese reality TV show, was in police custody Saturday.

Workers at the InterContinental New York Times Square hotel discovered the mutilated body of the 65-year-old journalist, Carlos Castro, in his blood-drenched room at about 7 p.m. Friday.

CBS Station WCBS reports that Renato Seabra, a male model in his 20s who checked into the hotel with Castro late last month, is in police custody at Bellevue Hospital.

via Gay Activist Slain, Castrated in N.Y.C. Hotel – CBS News.

[Renato Seabra, 20] …confessed to brutally torturing his journalist [boyfriend]… in a Midtown hotel for more than an hour — and then castrating him with a wine corkscrew — to get rid of “demons and a virus,” law-enforcement sources said yesterday.

“I’m not gay anymore!” … Renato … told investigators he raged to popular Portuguese fashion columnist Carlos Castro, 65.

Seabra then allegedly attacked the older man at the InterContinental Hotel in Times Square on Friday.

He told cops that he killed Castro “to get rid of demons, to get rid of the virus,” sources said. “The virus” does not refer to AIDS, although it was unclear what exactly Seabra meant by the statement, the source said.

via InterContinental ‘killer’ confesses to castrating dead journalist – NYPOST.com.