Slaying Victim’s Ashes Scattered Down Subway Grate

NEW YORK (AP) — Friends and family members of a slain Portuguese journalist have scattered his ashes down a Times Square subway grate.

A funeral was held in Newark, N.J. Saturday for 65-year-old Carlos Castro.

The New York Post and the Daily News reported that Castro’s two sisters and a friend then brought Castro’s ashes to Times Square and poured them down a subway grate. They said they were carrying out his wishes.

Authorities say Castro was castrated and killed in a Manhattan hotel room on January 7.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Renato Seabra has confessed to the slaying. Seabra is in custody at Bellevue Hospital.

Friends in New York said Castro and Seabra were a couple. But Seabra’s mother told Portugal’s TVIndependente television network that her son “was not Carlos Castro’s lover.”

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  • DanTe

    So the subway riders below the gratings got a nose full of sp//c ash? Arrest these self centered inconsiderate T ARDS. No wonder one of them got castrated.

  • Gregg

    Can they get a littering ticket for doing this ? What if many people did this ? Could be a health hazard !!

  • Bored

    Littering the subway was his last wish? Mr. Castro expected to die in NYC? Quite ridiculous behavior. Furthermore, although holding a funeral Mass for him is charitable, as a person living in open scandal, totally opposed to Catholicism in every area of faith, and determined to NOT have Christian burial of his ashes (a subway grating is hardly a columbarium or cemetery), Mr. Castro had definitely stopped being a Catholic about 50 years ago. And he seemed to have felt much the same contempt for NYC.

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