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Male Model Wannabe Murdered His Older Lover, Wore His Testicles as a Bracelet

In Life by Kim Muraro , on Monday, October 08, 2012, 6:27 AM (PDT)
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Model's Lawyer Says He's Insane … Ya Think?

A Portuguese male model killed his older lover, castrated him and wore his testicles as a bracelet, and the model's attorney is offering up the least surprising defense ever: model Renato Seabra is insane.

That's the plea lawyer Rubin Sinins is offering up for his 21-year-old client, who is now on trial in New York City for the January 2011 murder of Portuguese society journalist and gay activist Carlos Castro, who was 65-years-old at the time of the killing.

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Seabra says he was so emotionally distraught about his relationship with Castro -- or rather, the end of it -- that he beat him to death, castrated him with a corkscrew and then wore his testicles on his arms because he believed they held healing powers, the New York Daily News reports.

"He put one on each wrist," Sinins said. "He did this for his protection. He could also harness the power. He wandered the streets of Manhattan, touching people, because he had the power to cure people from AIDS, because he had the power to cure them."

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Sinins added, "He willingly told police. He wanted to explain why he killed Mr. Castro, because he thought what he had done was right."

Castro had paid for Seabra's trip to New York in Jan. 2011, as Seabra planned to pursue a career as a model. But Castro became tired of paying for Seabra's expenses, especially after Seabra went out with a group of women, prosecutors charge, and Castro had purchased a ticket for Seabra to return home sooner than he had planned.

"(Seabra) wanted to be famous and make money," Assistant District Attorney Maxine Rosenthal said. "He also wanted nice things -- clothes, electronics, gifts for his family. He wanted to eat in nice restaurants. When Carlos Castro showed up in Renato Seabra's life, he saw a means to an end and he got on board."

But during a fight about the apparent end of their relationship, on Jan. 7, prosecutors say Seabra beat Castro over the head with a computer monitor and then stomped on him until he died.

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"This anger came from the end of a relationship with Carlos Castro," Rosenthal said. "(Seabra) knew he was beating, stomping and mutilating Carlos Castro. And he knew it was wrong."


 
 
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