Damn, all the sh*t he did to ol’ boy and all he got was 2nd degree?!?! The legal system is a funny thing, a funny thing indeed…
Strangulation, bludgeoning, face-stomping, castration with a corkscrew — put them all together and you still get second-degree murder.
Boyish Portuguese underwear model Renato Seabra pleaded “Nao culpado” — not guilty — yesterday to the horrific Times Square hotel slaughter of his lover, a fashion-journalist sugar daddy three times his age.
Seabra, 21, already admitted attacking Carlos Castro, 65, over the course of at least an hour after they argued in their room at the InterContinental hotel last month, according to police statements released after today’s not-guilty plea.
The attacks included grabbing and choking Castro, stabbing him in the groin and face with a corkscrew, and then using the corkscrew to cut off the older man’s testicles, according to the statements.
Seabra also stomped on Castro’s face with such force his shoe left impressions in his victim’s skin, officials say.
Sounds, crazy right?? For those of you wondering what the “justice system” deems the difference between 1st and 2nd degree murder…
As cold-blooded as Seabra’s alleged actions in that 34th-floor hotel room sound, first-degree murder also requires that the murderer enjoyed himself, or “relished the infliction of extreme physical pain upon the victim.”
Seabra, apparently, gets a break for not having — or at least not admitting to having had — a good time while allegedly committing the tortures.
And the difference between Murder 1 and Murder 2 is all the difference in the world for a 21-year-old.
Murder 1 — a rare charge, brought only 42 times in 2009 in New York state — carries a maximum sentence of life without parole, meaning zero chance of daylight.
But Murder 2’s maximum is 25 to life, meaning a person so sentenced at least gets to see a parole officer after 25 years.
In Seabra’s case, that would be at around age 45.
Annnnnd there you have it folks! Kill as many people as you’d like, just don’t tell “your honor” that you had a blast doing it and we’ll see you streetside in about 25. Happy murdering! (SUPER side-eye)
Is the “criminal justice system” in this country totally f**cked??
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