George Weber, a radio news presenter, was found dead at home. Weber was discovered stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment Sunday morning, March 22.
George Weber was a radio anchor at ABC News. Weber’s friends were concerned he missed work for 2 days straight and called the cops to do a welfare check.
Police made the gruesome find and estimated Weber was killed Friday evening. Weber’s apartment was ransacked. Weber, 57, had stab wounds on his neck and upper body.
George Weber, RIP.
Updated March 25:
A male teen, 16, of Queens, was held for questioning by police in NY. A source told police the teen and Weber had communicated via email. Sources said George Weber used Craigslist to meet men for hooking up. The male teen was suspected of having met Weber at his home for a romp.
The name of the teen has been released. John Katehis, 16, was arrested on suspicion of killing George Weber. Katehis has a MySpace page that shows his passion for metals, as in knives and swords. If Weber had checked out Katehis’ MySpace, would he have been forewarned?
Police claim Weber agreed to pay Katehis $60 for sex.
John Katehis described himself as an easy going person who liked thrills. Katehis is a self confessed sadomasochist, anarchrist and extremist. Katehis warned that if he felt disrespected, he would “break your neck”.
Gawker has copied John Katehis’ photos onto their site for fear that his MySpace account might be deleted soon. To view the pictures, please click on the link John Katehis.
Updated Oct 28 2010 -
John Katehis, 18, allegedly killed George Weber, a reporter, who had posted a Craigslist ad searching for a gay sex partner. John Katehis claimed he protected himself and killed Weber in self-defense. Katehis’ first trial has ended and was declared a mistrial.
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