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More Psych Evaluation In NYC Hotel Castration Killing Case

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Renato Seabra, right, appears in the courtroom at State Supreme Court in New York on Friday, April 8, 2011, sitting next to an interpreter, left. (credit:  Louis Lanzano/AP)

Renato Seabra, right, appears in the courtroom at State Supreme Court in New York on Friday, April 8, 2011, sitting next to an interpreter, left. (credit: Louis Lanzano/AP)

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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.)

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