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Model Renato Seabra, Accused Of Murdering Celebrity Boyfriend, Claims God Made Him Do It


Lawyers for Renato Seabra, the Portuguese model accused of murdering, mutilating and then castrating his television personality boyfriend Carlos Castro in early 2011, claim the now 22-year old was suffering from delusions at the time of the crime and believed God was telling him to kill 65-year old Castro.

From Gay City News:

"Mr. Seabra developed a manic episode and became fulminantly psychotic," David Touger, the attorney for Renato Seabra, wrote in a court filing last year. "He acted on his delusional ideas when he attacked and killed Mr. Castro. He did not appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions, as he was acting as a conduit for God."

This mental disease or defect defense, or insanity defense as it is more commonly known, asserts that because the now 22-year-old Seabra could not tell right from wrong when he killed Castro, he cannot be held criminally liable. If a jury agrees, Seabra will be institutionalized until doctors decide he is no longer a threat. His trial may start as soon as September.

Seabra, who allegedly showered and dressed in a suit after the murder, may head to trial as soon as September.

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  1. @ Screech

    Of course not. If you dare mention anything racial here, the same people who post homophobic comments will fly off the mother effing handle screaming racism! racist! racistttt! but ageism, mysoginy and homophobia are usually accepted forms of bigotry by same folks.

    Posted by: Piratetune | Jul 5, 2012 5:21:30 PM

  2. Sad.... and there definitely is an issue with ageism in our community, and it should be addressed. That goes for the disgust at seeing the 23 yrs difference between Castro and Seabra- AS WELL AS older men who are in their 50s and 60s who will ONLY date/f*ck 20 yr old guys.

    According to other sources, Seabra really was-and is- straight, and Castro knew this. Now, that said- and who seduced who is irrelevant, as Castro's murder is horrifying and sad.

    I just feel- like when you know a guy is straight- and definitely isn't into you-(cuz that can happen), why or how would you be attracted to them?

    Posted by: scott | Jul 5, 2012 5:42:57 PM

  3. I only have one handle... I don't 'talk 5hit.' I only said what most other people would feel/think about that situation. And in my opinion (having been taken advantage of by an older man), rightly so. NOT THAT THE POOR GUY DESERVED TO BE MURDERED, let's keep that crystal clear for the drama queens. Thank you.

    Posted by: Munro | Jul 5, 2012 5:48:51 PM

  4. Also, I don't have issues with older men. Just Peter pan types. Gay or straight, it doesnt matter. Grow the fk up,

    Posted by: Munro | Jul 5, 2012 5:50:50 PM

  5. Oh please this psychotic twink knew exactly what he was doing when he started dating his victim. This is just another stupid religious excuse to make him into a good catholic boy who was corrupted by the older evil gay man.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 5, 2012 6:10:06 PM

  6. David Ehrenstein - Isherwood and Bachardy had a shared interest in literature and arts. It's pretty obvious this psycho male-model was nothing but a pea-brained piece of meat, at dubious best a piece of meat with daddy issues. As the funky old lady in Mulholland Drive says, "If there's trouble, get rid of it!" Not that he shouldn't spend the rest of his life in jail, though. That Carlos was being a fool doesn't excuse his murder.

    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | Jul 5, 2012 6:29:59 PM

  7. Damn that is totally fraked up. Usually when straight or gay people enter a "relationship" where the age difference is pretty huge there must be something wrong there.

    Posted by: J. Dredd | Jul 5, 2012 6:42:22 PM

  8. Doing good works for the gay community does not give one a free pass not to be emotionally developed. He knew darn well that he was too old and creepy to be lusting after a 22 year old "boy" (relative to him, he was a boy). And those who "defend" it are the same as poor people voting for the Republicans. It's the "one day I might have some money and be able to afford a young guy so I better defend it."

    Gay men would do better to learn to develop actual honest and healthy relationships with other gay men their age...not defend people who prey and/or exploit others using money (or "good" deeds).

    Live by the sword as it were....

    Posted by: Marlee | Jul 5, 2012 7:09:39 PM

  9. I don't think this brutal crime is really the best place to get on a soapbox about intergenerational romantic and sexual relationships.

    Posted by: Nat | Jul 5, 2012 7:15:06 PM

  10. when you are old, you are old. Please, gays, find a nice guy within 5-7 years of you and be happy. Don't over reach!!

    Posted by: Ty | Jul 5, 2012 8:31:10 PM

  11. When will people see that Christians are bloodthirsty murderous savages and deal with them all accordingly?

    Posted by: Sarm | Jul 5, 2012 8:36:16 PM

  12. Welcome to gay relationships. It's only going to get weirder They are all pretty sick puppies if they get to the snapping point.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 5, 2012 8:44:12 PM

  13. He showered and put on a suit. Rather formal considering you just slaughtered your sugar daddy. Is this a Brazilian custom?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 5, 2012 10:25:36 PM


    I'm sorry, Portuguese, not Brazilian.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 5, 2012 10:34:47 PM

  15. I wonder if that "I was crazy" defense works any better in Portugal than it does in the U.S. ? Lets hope not!

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 6, 2012 2:26:53 AM

  16. It's kinda ironic how insane the lawyers for him sound

    Posted by: phil | Jul 6, 2012 5:53:46 AM

  17. pretty crazy in that order....

    Posted by: David B. | Jul 6, 2012 5:30:07 PM

  18. His family is going through hell :( specially his mother. It's no a matter of age gap, there o many couples homo or hetero with big age dif .Only psychological profilers are abl to find the real true behind that cruel act.
    So young and completely destroyed for the rest of his life not to mention family and friends

    Posted by: Lenocas | Jul 24, 2012 10:16:57 PM

  19. @sarina; I want you people to know of something very important. The grand jury in Portugal indicted Carlos Castro of molesting young boys at Casa Pia; a home for orphans.
    He was a pedophile, a master manipulated who ruined many lives including this young man who now sits in jail for a murder that I'm convinced was done in self defense.
    This has nothing to do with being gay or age but more to do with a dude who should have had his balls cut off when he was born.
    Now, I like to see how many of you will comment on this, the real story, rather than making this about sex preference.
    Do what I do; shut your mouth until you know the facts!

    Posted by: Alessia | Jul 25, 2012 8:14:49 AM

  20. This is a sad thing all round.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Dec 1, 2012 8:28:07 PM

  21. I think it is possible for older and younger men to form positive and productive relationships. They both have to be sane, of course.
    And, realistically, there has to be some flexibility in the association so that either can find in others what might not be entirely satisfying in the coupling. Dis-satisfactions and disappointment and disagreements are inevitable in any relationship and those are all magnified when there is such a difference in age and status.
    Posters who reflexively find this association "disgusting" aren't savvy to the realities of human connection.
    In this case, there were a few loose ends that proved lethal. That is very sad all round.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Dec 1, 2012 8:36:33 PM

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