Gothamist has posted a video of John Katehis’ murder confession.
It is disturbing because Katehis is so natural; it’s unnatural. It is not natural for someone in dire straits to act naturally.
Katehis, now 17 years old, talks about killing ABC newsman, George Weber, last year. So, Katehis is 16 years old in the video. He’s a little excited. He talks about killing Weber in the same manner someone tells a friend about a good experience. If you watch the video muted, you might think Katehis was talking about a new job or last night’s hot date. He smiles, chuckles, uses many hand gestures, and nonchalantly leans back in his chair.
When you listen to Katehis speak, he appears not to know, or care about, the seriousness of his situation. He tells a story about the time he spent with Weber prior to the murder as if Weber isn’t dead. Katehis shows not one iota of remorse. His attitude is like the murder is one of those things in life that just happens. He just jabbed Weber with the knife. Weber was jabbed about 50 times.
The victim voluntarily let this natural killer into his Carroll Gardens home for a sex romp they had arranged after finding one another on Craigslist back in March of 2009. It reminds us all to be careful about whom we take up with because other Katehis’ are out there.