George Weber’s Killer: $60 Craigslist Teen


That’s what NYPD investigators have found out. George Weber, the former WABC veteran radio anchor killed in his home over the weekend, was found with multiple stab wounds to the neck. Now after combing through his apartment and computer, where they had surmised Weber’s killer was somebody he met for sex online, police identified a 16-year-old who responded to Weber’s Craigslist ad looking for violent sex. Ugh, this story just gets more weird and more sad.

“He saw the victim’s ad looking for violent sex and said “I can smother somebody for $60″ but it got out of hand,” a source said.

The teen admitted he stabbed Weber, but couldn’t remember how many times because he “blanked out” during the violent, drug-fuelled assault. The teen was in custody this morning at Brooklyn’s 76th Precinct.

Cops found the suspect by combing through Weber’s e-mail and Web browser history and tracking calls he made from his cell phone, sources said.

The teen answered Weber’s ad on craigslist, an Internet Web site. The two met in Brooklyn early Friday evening and then returned to the newsman’s Carroll Gardens brownstone apartment under the premise of engaging in sadomasochistic acts, sources said.

Weber, whose ankles were bound with duct tape, was stabbed repeatedly in a frenzied attack that sprayed the walls with blood.

The newsman fought back and wounded his assailant, whose blood was found in the bedroom and bathtub drain, the sources said. Cops believe Weber’s killer tried to clean up before fleeing the Henry St. home.