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Renato Seabra Confesses To Corkscrew Castration + Killing Of Carlos Castro

Renato Seabra, the Portuguese model accused of killing and castrating beloved activist and journalist Carlos Castro, has reportedly confessed to the murder, telling authorities, “I’m not gay anymore!” Okay then.

Having used a corkscrew to remove Castro’s testicles, Seabra — who competed unsuccessfully on a Portuguese modeling reality show — told investigators he was only trying to “to get rid of demons, to get rid of the virus” — the gay virus, not HIV, apparently. Though the pair have been dating since October, it was on Saturday during their New York City visit that Seabra says he told Castro he wasn’t gay and was only using him for money. That’s when he spent the next hour restraining, beating, kicking, castrating, and killing his lover, delivering a blow to Castro’s head with a computer monitor and shoving the corkscrew into Castro’s eye before slicing off his genitals. Then he showered, donned a suit, and left the hotel, but not before slitting his own wrists, which is why he sought medical attention at the nearby Roosevelt Hospital.

Now even Seabra’s family is denying the pair were romantically linked: “My son was not Carlos Castro’s lover,” says his mother Odília Pereirinha. “From the beginning, he never hid his sexuality, which is heterosexual.” And the countdown to a gay panic defense begins in 10, 9, 8 …