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20-year-old Portuguese model, Renato Seabra, confessed to the Friday night slaying of 65-year-old Carlos Castro but denied he is gay or that they were a couple.
His mother, Odilla Pereirinha, also states that her son is not gay just quiet and religious. This portrayal does not mesh with the brutal slaying that occurred in New York City at the Intercontinental Hotel. The killing left Castro, an openly gay man and popular Portuguese columnist, dead of strangulation, blunt-force trauma, and his scrotum severed with a corkscrew. In the finally indignity Seabra allegedly hit Castro with a computer monitor before leaving him to die in his own pool of blood.
While confessing to the killing Seabra justified the mutilation by saying he was trying to cure Castro of his homosexuality, specifically, “to get rid of demons, to get rid of the virus.”
The police believe the motive was not religious but rather greed, and that Castro expected to be taken on an expensive shopping spree and when denied he got violent. Other police sources are saying that Seabra confessed to Castro that he was not gay but rather an opportunist using the older, wealthy man for his own career advancement and money and then a violent fight broke out.