More Psych Evaluation In NYC Hotel Castration Killing Case

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor will pay a second visit to a Portuguese model accused of castrating and killing a TV journalist in New York before his lawyer decides whether to pursue a psychiatric defense.

Renato Seabra, a former contestant on a Portuguese talent-search show, has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Carlos Castro, a 65-year-old Portuguese TV personality and writer, was found dead, naked and bloodied on Jan. 7 in a Times Square hotel room they were sharing.

Defense attorney David Touger said Friday that a psychiatrist saw Seabra this month, but the 21-year-old requires another visit.

His lawyer says Seabra was transferred two weeks ago from Bellevue Hospital to jail at Rikers Island and is under medication.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Rod in

    I have always wanted to do what he did when my mother’s uncles are playing with me.

  • Barry Levine

    Dat boy be crazy.

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