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Craigslist Murderer John Katehis Gets 25 to Life For Slaying Gay Newsman

john-katehis-myspaceIn March 2009, then-16-year-old knife enthusiast John Katehis placed a Craigslist ad offering kinky sex in exchange for money. WABC radio anchor George Weber, two days away from his 48th birthday, took him up on the offer—and paid for it with his life.

The rest, from Katehis’ self-defense plea to his claim that he stabbed Weber 50 times “accidentally” to the first hung-jury mistrial, is history.

Yesterday, Judge Neil J. Firetog gave the Brooklyn teen the maximum sentence, 25 years to life, for killing Weber. Katehis had been seen smiling and winking in both his videotaped confession and during the trial, but before Firetog passed judgment, he asked for forgiveness: “For the death of George Weber, I am sorry,” he said before Weber’s family. “I regret it.”

Katehis will serve 23 years before he’s even eligible for parole (he’s already spent two years in jail). That means if he has to wait another six years before getting sprung, he’ll be the same age Weber was when he murdered him. That should be long enough for him to think about his heinous crime.

Rest in peace, George Weber.

Image via Katehis’ MySpace Page

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Dec 14, 2011
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  • 18 Comments
    • kylew
      kylew

      What a repellant creature. I hope he spends every day in jail getting royally ass-raped. This was a wholly premeditated hate crime, and he’s lucky he didn’t face the death sentence.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Forget the crime for a moment; he deserves a long sentence just for trying that excuse!

      Dec 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtis
      Curtis

      Guys need to stop trolling for dick on the net.You are putting yourself in danger.Who’s to day thinks didn’t go down the way this kid saif they did.I feel sorry for him.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      23 years before he’s even eligible for parole. Unbelievable.

      This cretin deserves the death penalty.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Curtis: Because stabbing someone FIFTY TIMES cannot possibly be an accident or self-defense?

      Dec 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr.BoPeep
      Mr.BoPeep

      @Hyhybt: who knows I have no idea how hard it is to steady yourself while flailing around in the blood of a guy you only meant to stab the one time. Maybe he just slipped the other 49 times..

      But seriously this is tragic and I hope the next few years spent being the real life bottom in a Tom of Finland or Hun prison sketch really has a deep profound impact on him. Aside from the gaping anus that is..

      Dec 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      May he rot in jail.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy
      Tommy

      This kid’s crime is disgusting and reprehensible, and so is the death penalty.

      Dec 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      WAITING ON THE GUYS COMING TO ~SCREAM~ HOW “HAWT” HE IS AND “OMG I WOULD ANYTHING TO HAVE HIM” IN 1…..2…..3……4……..

      Dec 15, 2011 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tyler
      Tyler

      @shannon: Well… I was thinking there are worse ways to die than by a hot killer lol. Of course, his crime was awful.

      Dec 15, 2011 at 2:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tyler
      Tyler

      @Tyler: Ok just saw a pic of George Weber on another site. Feel bad for saying that now – poor guy.

      Dec 15, 2011 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lol
      lol

      He’s hot!

      Dec 15, 2011 at 2:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joey
      joey

      I hope they tear his ass up when that jail cell door slams shut.

      Dec 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tj
      tj

      I was waiting for someone to advocate rape… and there it went with number 13

      Dec 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Panserbjorne
      Panserbjorne

      @christopher di spirito: Shhhhhh, it’s mean and nasty to wish the death penalty on someone.

      Seriously though. 23 years for a DEATH? We do understand that death is for all eternity right? And that the little thug stabbed the guy 50 times?? In what insane universe is 23 years not a bloody JOKE?

      Dec 16, 2011 at 2:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kylew
      Kylew

      @Curtis: Sorry Mother Theresa that not everyone lives up to your high moral standards! And for the record – the MURDERER was the one who placed the ad – the victim merely responded to it.

      Dec 17, 2011 at 7:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jargon
      jargon

      @Panserbjorne: Well sorry to say but I am just happy there was a conviction and it is for a reasonably long period of time. Too many criminals getting out of jail time for serious crimes for stupid reasons, and the likelihood that would happen only increases in a case like this where the victim is gay.

      Dec 17, 2011 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jargon
      jargon

      @Tyler: You have to see a picture of a victim in order to feel bad for making stupid jokes about his being murdered?!

      Dec 17, 2011 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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