In March 2009 when WABC newsman George Weber was found brutally stabbed to death and then 16 year old John S. Katehis was taken into custody for the crime, people were outraged. The pre-trial motions are getting underway and from all the evidence that’s been released so far, this trial looks like it could say a lot more about the newsman and the Internet than about anything this kid had to going on at the time.
Katehis, reports the Brooklyn Eagle (1) is being portrayed as a Satanist from his showing up in court with “Prince of Darkness” written on his shoes. Also his MySpace page reportedly claims he has a “penchant for ‘extreme violence.'” However the water gets a little murkier the closer you look.
According to Brooklyn Eagle, Weber had “placed an ad on Craigslist soliciting rough sex. It is believed that Weber did, or intended to, engage in sexual relations with Katehis, who was 16 at the time.” Disturbing. Perhaps not as disturbing as the fact that, “reports suggest that Weber may have paid Katehis to beat him and smother him during sadomasochistic sex, and things got out of hand.”
Well, bad things can happen when you ask little boys to tie you up and smother you. While Weber was apparently a nice guy, this case needs to be fully vetted before anyone should be satisfied.