A Portuguese model was awaiting sentencing this weekend, after being convicted of the murder of his lover in a Manhattan hotel room.
In the week before television journalist Carlos Castro, 65, was allegedly brutally murdered in by his young lover, Renato Seabra (who was then 21), a witness said he showered the male model with gifts.
Seabra’s lawyers filed notice that he plans to argue he was so mentally ill that he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong.
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.
A lawyer for a Portuguese model charged with castrating and killing a TV journalist said he hopes to decide soon whether to pursue a psychiatric defense.
Renato Seabra, 21, remained silent at his arraignment in Manhattan State Supreme Court. His lawyer entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.
Authorities say Castro was castrated and killed in a Manhattan hotel room on January 7.
Model Renato Seabra admitted castrating 65-year-old Carlos Castro at the InterContinental New York Times Square hotel, according to a court document.
A Portuguese male model has been charged with murder in the slaying of a celebrity Portuguese television journalist, who was found castrated and bludgeoned to death in a New York City hotel, police said Monday.
A male model who had recently been a contestant on a Portuguese reality TV show was taken into police custody hours after his companion, a celebrity Portuguese television journalist, was found castrated and bludgeoned to death in a New York City hotel.
Police are still on the scene investigating the gruesome murder of a Portuguese journalist at the Inter-Continental New York Times Square Hotel.