By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com January 10 2011 9:10 AM ET
Male model Renato Seabra, who now denies that he is gay, confessed to torturing his older lover Carlos Castro, a Portuguese journalist, and castrating him with a wine corkscrew in New York City to rid himself of "demons and a virus."
The New York Post reports on the confession reported by law enforcement sources. Seabra, 20, is accused of murdering fashion columnist Castro, 65, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Times Square on Friday.
"He told cops that he killed Castro 'to get rid of demons, to get rid of the virus,' sources said. 'The virus' does not refer to AIDS, although it was unclear what exactly Seabra meant by the statement, the source said," reported the Post.
"Seabra took a wine corkscrew to mutilate his victim, plunging it into one of Castro's eyes and then using it to cut off his testicles, sources said.
"The mutilation was long and gruesome. 'It wasn't a two-minute thing,' one source said," according to the Post.