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.


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  • Mark M

    1) you get what you pay for. You want to be dominated, here ya go bitch.

    2) this is why I think some things need to get worked out in therapy, not re-experienced in handcuffs.

  • Joe Blow

    No one deserves to die in such a violent manner, however, what was this man thinking going on to Craigslist and soliciting for rough sex. Sadly his death will be just another footnote in the annals of heinous crimes.

  • Vinman

    I had heard on OutQ Radio that he also worked for a conservative radio station. It’s just sad people are so self hating. Maybe some time in the future our society will not be filled with so many bigots, that a person can truly love themselves.

  • Dawster

    i don’t understand why people continue to think that their sex habits trump common sense.

    i’m all for the freaky sex. i love it… and i’m not paranoid or anything, but on occasion i do think “okay, if i were to die right here and now, what would the guys from ‘CSI’ think?” LOL.

    what if there was a craigslist post about “be my husband now” – where the writer wants an immediate lover to share his life with. no dating, no getting to know the other person – just come over and move in – no questions asked. people would think that insane. so how is “hey, i need a complete stranger (a teenager with limited experience is fine) to tie me up and erotically asphyxiate me” considered a good idea?

  • J

    I don’t nessicarily think that just because this guy likes it rough that he needs therapy. I do think he could have used a good grounding in common internet sense, which is something alot of older people lack and it’s actually quick sad. I must say that I really do feel for the family of george weber.

  • Mark M

    @J: The man wanted to be smothered. By a 16 y/o. That he didn’t know. I am a gay man, and I believe in sex. Great sex. And connection. Great connection. But sometimes you see people who are so obviously re-experiencing trauma, not experiencing sex or connection. And, yes, I prescribe therapy with a gay-positive shrink or therapist to figure out why you need to get taped up and smothered in order to let yourself have sex. What part of him thought he deserved this, and why? Such a sad thing.

  • scott

    Getting tapped in the ass is not always a pleasant experience. And honestly, I don’t think that’s what the ass was made for. Yet, a ton of dudes and females have anal sex.

    It’s not the type of sex that is the problem. The dude he met was a psycho.

    I saw a great line from Sex and the City and I’ll paraphase, “do you really know the person you’re with?” Hell, you can be married to someone for years and then find out they have this whole other life. It’s all a crapshoot.

  • An Other Greek

    #7: most useless comment. ever.


  • scott

    #8. I think you’re talking about yourself.

  • NYC

    I dont understand how could an old man could solicit sex from a teenager? Had he have survived, he would’ve been charged with rape.

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