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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."

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  1. 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.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jan 10, 2011 8:09:02 AM

  2. blunt force trauma, not drama

    Posted by: 11 | Jan 10, 2011 8:36:28 AM

  3. "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.

    Posted by: CJ | Jan 10, 2011 8:52:12 AM

  4. 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.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Jan 10, 2011 9:03:39 AM

  5. 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....

    Posted by: Kayla | Jan 10, 2011 9:11:40 AM

  6. Gay version of "Toddlers and Tiaras" SICK SICK SICK!

    Posted by: NIck | Jan 10, 2011 9:25:32 AM

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

    Posted by: Syrax | Jan 10, 2011 9:29:56 AM

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

    Posted by: TA | Jan 10, 2011 9:44:00 AM

  9. @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.

    Posted by: Kayla | Jan 10, 2011 9:44:26 AM

  10. Seabra had been previously molested as a young boy by a closeted gay priest.

    Posted by: Solaze | Jan 10, 2011 9:54:28 AM

  11. I can't help but think Seabra looks like Screech.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 10, 2011 10:10:02 AM

  12. God, can't these guy's ever fight back and defend themselves? That model isn't that big. WTF!

    Posted by: Ben | Jan 10, 2011 10:17:18 AM

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

    Posted by: HellsCook | Jan 10, 2011 10:26:26 AM

  14. 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?

    Posted by: Lonny | Jan 10, 2011 10:29:01 AM

  15. and it seems the most pretentious queens can't spell here

    Posted by: ant | Jan 10, 2011 10:31:54 AM

  16. 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.

    Posted by: Minister Notice | Jan 10, 2011 10:57:46 AM

  17. 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.

    Posted by: Dylan | Jan 10, 2011 11:25:08 AM

  18. 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.

    Posted by: Rex | Jan 10, 2011 11:31:42 AM

  19. So much for those "It Get's Better" public service announcements...

    Posted by: WL | Jan 10, 2011 11:41:32 AM

  20. Sounds like the perfect Law and Order episode.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 10, 2011 1:14:21 PM

  21. > blunt force drama to the head

    Best typo ever.

    Posted by: suede | Jan 10, 2011 1:49:22 PM

  22. we are our own worst enemies

    Posted by: christopher | Jan 10, 2011 2:35:25 PM

  23. 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!

    Posted by: FDJ | Jan 10, 2011 2:46:18 PM

  24. Clearly mental illness and/or drugs played a big role in this.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 10, 2011 2:51:54 PM

  25. HEY FDJ,


    Here's a 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.

    Posted by: Big Daddy | Jan 10, 2011 2:54:28 PM

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