A Portuguese male model is currently on trial for the murder of his ex-boyfriend Carlos Castro after beating him to death, castrating him with a corkscrew, and then wearing his testicles on his wrist!
The 21-year-old model, named Renato Seabra, wore the genitals because he believed it would harness healing powers.
According to the NY Daily News, his lawyer said:
“He put one on each wrist. He did this for his protection. He could also harness the power. He wandered the streets of Manhattan, touching people, because he had the power to cure people from AIDS, because he had the power to cure them."
Apparently Renato had no problem telling the police what had happened after the murder. The newspaper reports:
"He willingly told police. He wanted to explain why he killed Mr. Castro, because he thought what he had done was right."
His lawyer asked the jury to put in a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, so that he can be put in a psychiatric facility.
We pray for the family of Carlos Castro in this horrible tragedy.
Source/Photo credit: NY Daily News