Model: I Used Corkscrew to Castrate Gay Journo Alleged lover wanted to cure journalist of 'homosexual demons' By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Jan 10, 2011 4:42 PM CST 23 comments Comments In this Aug. 27 2010 picture, Carlos Castro poses for the camera in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Tiago Sousa Dias, Correio da Manha) (Newser) – Revolting details have emerged in the slaying of journalist and gay activist Carlos Castro—Renato Seabra, his confessed killer, told police he castrated Castro with a corkscrew before leaving him to die in a Manhattan hotel room. Seabro said that he did so in order to "get rid of Castro's homosexual demons," a police source tells the New York Daily News. Friends overheard the two arguing before Castro's death. Which is odd, because by most accounts Seabro and Castro were a gay couple, who had stayed at the Times Square hotel for more than a week together, dining and drinking out. Nonetheless, Seabro and his family insist he was not the 65-year-old activist's lover: "from the beginning, he never hid his sexuality, which is heterosexual," Seabro's mother tells Portuguese media.