Slaying victim's ashes down NYC subway grate

In this Aug. 27 2010 picture, Carlos Castro poses for the camera in Lisbon. On Friday night, Jan. 7 2011, 65-year-old Castro, from Portugal, was found dead in his bloodied Manhattan hotel room castrated and beaten. Police said Saturday morning that a companion of the victim was in custody at Bellevue Hospital. They identified him as Renato Seabra, also of Portugal. (AP Photo/Tiago Sousa Dias, Correio da Manha)

January 16, 2011 9:03:10 AM PST
Friends and family members of a slain Portuguese journalist have scattered his ashes down a Times Square subway grate.

A funeral was held in Newark, N.J. Saturday for 65-year-old Carlos Castro.

Afterward, his two sisters and a friend brought Castro's ashes to Times Square and poured them down a subway grate. They said they were carrying out Castro's wishes.

Authorities say Castro was castrated and killed in a Manhattan hotel room on Jan. 7.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Renato Seabra has confessed to the slaying. Seabra is in custody at Bellevue Hospital.

Friends in New York said Castro and Seabra were a couple. But Seabra's mother told Portugal's TVIndependente television network that her son "was not Carlos Castro's lover."

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