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Slaying Victim’s Ashes Scattered Down Subway Grate

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Times Square - New York, NY - File / Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Times Square File Photo (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

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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