David Touger

Attorney David Touger, left, speaks on behalf of defendant Renato Seabra, right, at State Supreme court, Friday, June 3, 2011, in New York. (credit: Louis Lanzano/AP Photo)

Portuguese Model Renato Seabra Plans Insanity Defense In Times Square Hotel Castration Slaying

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.


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)

No Decision On Psychiatric Defense In Midtown Hotel Castration Murder

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.