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Guilty: Renato Seabra has been convicted of murder over the killing of his gay lover Carlos Castro

18:38 EST            30 November 2012

A male model could face life in prison after being found guilty of murder for killing and castrating his gay lover, a prominent Portuguese journalist, using a corkscrew.

Renato Seabra, 23, had argued that he was insane when he killed 65-year-old Carlos Castro in New York in January 2011, and pleaded not guilty to a charge of second degree murder.

Seabra bludgeoned Castro with a computer monitor and wine bottle, and used a corkscrew to sever his lover’s testicles in a Times Square hotel room.

He then wore the testicles as a bracelet and even told doctors he had been drinking Castro’s blood following the frenzied attack.

Pictured together: Seabra sitting next to Castro, a well-known journalist in his native PortugalPictured together: Seabra sitting next to Castro, a well-known journalist in his native Portugal

‘You do not need an expert to tell you this is psychotic behavior,’ David Touger, one of Seabra’s lawyers, told the jury in closing arguments on Wednesday. More than 20 doctors have since diagnosed Seabra with bipolar disorder, he said.

But the jury found him guilty after deliberating for a day, returning a verdict on Friday afternoon.
His trial in Manhattan had lasted two months, partly because it was repeatedly delayed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Neither the defendant nor his mother showed any emotion when the jury read out the verdict.

‘This was a brutal and sadistic crime, where Renato Seabra bludgeoned choked, and mutilated his victim before murdering him,’ district attorney Cy Vance said. ‘But the jury’s verdict now, finally, holds Seabra accountable.

‘It is particularly tragic that Carlos Castro was not only betrayed by his spurned lover, but met a very painful and violent end far from his home.’

Weapon: NYPD detectives showed jurors the corkscrew, pictured, that they found covered in blood in the hotel roomWeapon: NYPD detectives showed jurors the corkscrew that they found covered in blood in the hotel room

Sentencing for Seabra, also a native of Portugal, was set for December 21.

Touger had argued that his client was not responsible for the killing because he did not know what he was doing was wrong, believing instead he was on a God-ordained mission to slay the ‘demon’ of homosexuality that he saw in Castro.

Seabra was found by police at a Manhattan hospital where he had checked in under his real name after arriving by taxi.

Maxine Rosenthal, the lead prosecutor, told jurors that driving to the hospital was a ruse to feign insanity, as Seabra knew the body would soon be discovered.

She described Seabra as an opportunist who was ‘playing the role of the loving boyfriend’ to exploit Castro’s wealth and connections. He was apparently angry that Castro had ended their relationship.

Aspiring model: 23-year-old Seabra claimed to have had a psychotic episode during the killingAspiring model: 23-year-old Seabra claimed to have had a psychotic episode during the killing

Luxury: Castro and Seabra were staying at the high-end InterContinental Hotel in ManhattanLuxury: Castro and Seabra were staying at the high-end InterContinental Hotel in Manhattan

Castro, who met Seabra through Facebook, was a gay-rights activist and journalist, writing about fashion and society for Diario de Noticias, 24 Horas and Correio de Manha.

As their relationship dissolved into fierce arguments during their stay in New York, Seabra became enraged, Rosenthal told the jury.

 

‘It is no coincidence Castro’s life ended at the same time he ended his relationship with the defendant,’ she said. ‘The motive is as clear as if it were written in lights on a Times Square marquee.’

 

After killing Castro, Seabra disconnected the room phone, dismantled Castro’s cellphone, and put the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door as he left to buy him more time, she said.

He took with him about $1,600 from Castro’s wallet and their flight itinerary, fully intending to flee, she added.

‘That shows presence of mind, it is deliberate action and is inconsistent with delusion,’ Rosenthal said.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241283/Renato-Seabra-convicted-murder-killing-lover-Carlos-Castro.html#ixzz2DwAPZlc1

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Renato Seabra was born on September 10th, 1989 according to http://manhattanda.org/node/712/print

September 10th, 1989

9 + 10 +1+9+8+9 = 46 = his life lesson = Young.  Age.  20-year-old with a 65-year-old.  Personal history.

Six of Cups Tarot card

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September 10th, 1989

10 +1+9+8+9 = 37 = his “secret” number = 37 = Murder in the heat of passion.

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Cops suspect Renato Seabra (r.) in the gruesome killing and mutilation of Portuguese journalist and gay rights activist Carlos Castro at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Friday, January 7th 2011, 10:00 PM

A well-known journalist from Portugal was brutally beaten and mutilated inside a room of a posh Times Square hotel Friday, police sources said.

The naked body of Carlos Castro, 65, was found lying face-up in a pool of blood inside his 34th-floor room at the InterContinental New York Times Square on W. 44th St. about 7p.m., the sources said.

The prominent gay activist had been bludgeoned in the head and his scrotum cut off, sources said.

Several hours prior to the grisly find, Castro had a heated argument with his companion – Renato Seabra, a twentysomething Portuguese male model – sources and witnesses said.

The two checked in together on Dec. 29.

A female friend of the writer and producer grew concerned after she heard of the dispute and went to the swanky hotel to check on Castro, sources said.

Not knowing what room her pal was in, the New Jersey woman went to the front desk.

Suddenly, the tall, chiseled Seabra came through the lobby, recognized the worried woman and told her Castro “was not coming out of his room,” a source said.

That’s when she lost her cool.

“She was going off in the lobby,” said witness Anthony Hughes, 43, who is visiting from New Castle, Australia.

“She was screaming hysterically,” Hughes said.

“The hotel security did nothing except quickly push her out the door.”

Soon after the bizarre scene, hotel staff went to room 3416 and made the gruesome discovery. They quickly called 911.

A couple staying in a room two doors down heard the two men arguing earlier in the day.

“There was a lot of noise, talking,” said Suzanne Divilly, 40, who was celebrating her honeymoon in the city.

“You could hear them arguing in the corridor and even in our room,” she said. “We didn’t think anything of it, because it was none of our business.”

Investigators believe the argument ended with Seabra grabbing a knife and slashing his partner’s testicles, then repeatedly beating him with a piece of furniture, sources said.

Castro, 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.

Police were still searching last night for Seabra, who once appeared on a Portuguese top model show.

They were canvassing local hospitals, thinking he was injured in the struggle.

“I can’t believe it,” said Hughes. “New York City was supposed to be where you could go anywhere and be safe.”

from:  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/01/07/2011-01-07_times_square_murder_man_found_dead_in_bloodsplattered_room_at_intercontinental_h.html?r=news

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Carlos Castro

319361 311296       45

his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = Revenge.  Violence.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Renato Seabra

955126 151291       47

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 47 = Name recognition.  Everybody knows your name.

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