Will John Katehis, Now 18, Take The Stand To Explain How George Weber Ended Up With 50 Stab Wounds?


Does it really matter who placed the Craigslist ad that brought together George Weber (pictured, top) and John Katehis, the latter who stands accused of stabbing to death the late WABC anchor? That’s one fact up for dispute as the murder trial for Katehis, now 18, moves along.

News reports last year claimed it was Weber who published the Craigslist post looking for somebody to smother him for $60, but prosecutors now say it was Katehis — a knife enthusiast — who put the ad online.


Katehis, who faces 25-to-life if found guilty of second-degree murder, and was 16 at time he went to Weber’s apartment, originally told investigators he merely responded to the ad.

Here’s one thing this murder trial is guaranteed to do, if not bring Katehis to justice: It’ll show the troubled, murderous mind of a teenager, and the unsettling fantasies of an adult man who had no problem engaging in sex with a high school-aged boy. There are no winners.

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  • j

    It almost sounds as if queerty thinks wanting to have sex with someone over the age of consent is as bad as murder? Really?

  • Rando

    The age of consent at 16 only works for someone who is not over 18. Once the person is 18, and the person is under 18, then it constitutes statutory rape.

    So while it may not be as bad as murder, it doesn’t mean that one was completely innocent. Which I believe queerty is remarking upon.

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