NYC: Model Mutilated Victim’s Genitals with Corkscrew to Try and ‘Cure’ Him of His Homosexuality

Renata Seabra, the 20-year-old male model who confessed Sunday to killing gay journalist Carlos de Castro in his Times Square hotel room offered police a sick confession. The NY Post reports that Seabra told cops "I'm not gay anymore!" and that he mutilated Castro to "to get rid of demons, to get rid of the virus."

The NYDN reports:

Castro Renato Seabra, 20, told cops he used a corkscrew to sever 65-year-old Carlos Castro's genitals as a way to cure the older man of his homosexuality, the police sources said.

Seabra and Castro came to New York from their native Portugal and by all accounts were a couple – but Seabra appears unable to admit that, police sources said."[Seabra] said he did it to get rid of [Castro's] homosexual demons," one of the police sources said.

Police believe the two men had dated for several months, even though Seabra's family insisted the tanned hunk is straight. "My son was not Carlos Castro's lover," Seabra's mother, Odília Pereirinha, told a Portuguese TV station. "From the beginning, he never hid his sexuality, which is heterosexual."

Castro died of strangulation and blunt force drama to the head, but not before Seabra tortured him and mutilated his body.

According to the NYDN, "Seabra's claim to fame was as a pretty boy contestant on a top model reality show. The duo were staying at the InterContinental Hotel since Dec. 29 and hit the town together often, dining and drinking at fancy restaurants, friends said."

As Steve pointed out, All Voices reveals more about De Castro's life: "Aside from his gay rights advocacy, has worked for several television and radio stations in Portugal during his career, according to a biography page on his website. The site also notes his work for several national modeling competitions."


  1. Disgusted American says

    Tragic story…..and well Im sure he’ll be getting LOTS of “gay sex” forced on him in Prison….he won’t be able to “cure” anyone……. this is what happens with all this “Anti” rhetoric….sick.

  2. CJ says

    “Castro died of strangulation and blunt force drama to the head, but not before Seabra tortured him and mutilated his body.” — Blunt force DRAMA! FTW. Typo or not, I’m totes stealing that.

  3. dizzy spins says

    No one deserves to be killed, but I get the feeling Castro was kinda sleezy. 65 year-old celebrity reporter involved with modeling competitions brings his 20-year-old “boyfriend” to New York? Hardly sounds like true love.

    This Seabrea kid should definitely be locked up, but he sounds like a real troubled soul.

  4. Kayla says

    Why is it that I can’t muster up any sympathy for this old man….I just get the feeling that he took advantage of that 20 year old…lecherous fool….

  5. Syrax says

    Yeah Kayla, true love is Hugh Hefner and that 24yo of his. They were both in it to take advantage.

  6. TA says

    Hey Andy Cohen! Perfect concept for another one of your great Bravo reality shows! “Queens and Twinks Gone Wild!”

  7. Kayla says

    @syrax – Hugh Hefner is a lecherous fool as well…I actually don’t think Hugh can still have sex, the man can barely walk…I think Hugh’s just trying to maintain his image and reputation, I highly doubt he’s actually having sex with that 24 year old.

  8. HellsCook says

    Ugggh, what a ghastly little claque of nasty inhuman queens has assembled hear, craning their necks to watch the car accident.

  9. Lonny says

    Crazy … the kid’s a murderer and his mother’d comment was that he’s not gay! Who cares about his sexual pref at this point?

  10. says

    This is another tragic story about the dangers of certain life choices. Imagine the many stories that have not made headlines. Renanto claimed he did this horrific crime as a means to cure this man’s homosexuality. It is clear that he too had demons that needed to be addressed. I pray people would see the horrors that mankind can commit on mankind, and realize a change is necessary. God is the only solution, that will break the hold that the devil has put on so many. If you desire to read and discuss the many topics of life and how to address them in a Christian way, join me when you can at God bless you all.

  11. Dylan says

    That dude is obviously not a doctor. Corkscrews do not cure viruses…

    He is beautiful, young, & crazy.

    It’s too bad his raising in the church gave credence to the reality of his demons instead of encouraging him to seek medical attention for his hallucinations.

  12. Rex says

    Classic “to catch a predator profile” here:

    Rich older queen attaches himself to the male modeling and pagent industry to gain access to young, sexually messed up men. Plays the “mentoring” “let me be your father” “make you my protogee” bit and then slowley gains their trust and moves in sexually. This old nelly has probably been doing this forever.

    Think Liberace and Calvin Klein and their stables of “protogees”…

    Generally it doesn’t end badly for the old queen who throws out the boytoy for an even younger boy when he tires of the arrangement. They use the boys as disposable commodities.

  13. FDJ says

    What a roster of cynical, homo-hating commenters here! Is the age span suspicious? Possibly–so what? From the article presented, it sounds as though Seabra took full advantage of his sugar daddy for “several months” and whether you approve of gay May-December romances doesn’t change the reality that Seabra is a murderer. If there was no romance, then perhaps Seabra was a hustler on an extended for-hire gig–he’s still a murderer.

    Castro’s dead so he can’t speak for himself; none of you have the right to cast aspersions on him based solely on his age and visual appearance. Twinks (gay & straight) have been whoring themselves out for older johns longer than there’s been a modeling biz, so get over your Victorian selves!

  14. Big Daddy says

    HEY FDJ,


    Here’s a concept…date someone your own age, try monogamy and show respect for youself and your partner in a relationship.

    I know that’s a vile concept for most gay men, but it’s the road to building a foundation for a healthy life.

  15. TANK says

    That’s right, martina. You lesbians are so much more introspective than us men folk. That’s why old lesbians and their quaint and thankfully sexless, though partnered, lives should be a model…for other lesbians. I reckon it’s something to do with women being more in touch with their feminine side, and other…typical, observation-free gender cliches.

    About ageism.

    Ever notice that people who say things like you’re only as young as you feel and age is just a number…are invariably old or really, really young? It sounds like a death rattle at any age, though.

    However, this has very little to do with this man’s psychological state. This was about a he-whore’s money, and everything else is for trial theater. The mother, taken at face value (which I don’t recommend), would rather have a murderer for a son than a homosexual, which is likely going to be used to great advantage at trial, e.g., preyed upon youngin’ meme, gay panic with a twist of sanctimonious empty religious morality, etc.

    Separately–this wasn’t a “relationship,” but a transaction…Sure, it’d be great if people stuck to their own age group (because some power imbalances translate to gross and harmful), though this kinda stuff could and does happen in that context, too. Problem is that most olds (most people in general) aren’t sexually attracted to other olds…and there are good reasons for that that aren’t just cultural. Exceptions are far and few between.

    Blunt force drama! ha ha…well played…first time I’ve laughed at any original content on this blog.

  16. Charlie says

    Very few people deserve to be tortured and killed, I don’t think a 65 year old pervert is one of them.

    It’s time we stop defending EVERYTHING gay men do. Sometimes it’s not ok just because we’re gay and oppressed. For example, cruising for sex in a park or public bathroom…not ok…pervert, advertising on craigslist that your door is open and you are a** up on the bed waiting to be bred…not ok, 65 year old men taking advantage of young men…not ok!!

  17. Jose says

    Does that corkscrew thing really work? Someone should notify the organizers of those Christian gay deprogramming bootcamps that they’ve got a fast-track solution to their “problem”.

  18. jaragon says

    Like I predicted the religion self defense excuse- curing him of demons by using a corkscrew- is this some new radical homo-exorcism. The poor old guy should have learned his lesson if you play with dangerous toys you might get hurt.

  19. Mark says

    If this lecherous old queen already had his head bashed in and was suffocated, why why he trying to cure him?

    Was he hoping he’d be straight in the afterlife?

  20. max says

    Paul R commented that mental illness must have played a role in this. He’s right. And that mental illness is called religion.

  21. Kyle says

    @MAX Religion my ass. So if he wasn’t religious he would have just turned healthy tricks and wouldn’t have killed anyone? That’s the ticket.

    It’s called money and Sex and ain’t no Jesus involved. Jesus is just the alibi.