Radio Newsman George Weber's Murderer Sentenced To 25-To-Life
December 13, 2011 at 4:49 PM (PT)
JOHN KATEHIS, the teenager convicted of the murder of veteran radio newsman GEORGE WEBER. has been sentenced to 25 years-to-life in the case. KATEHIS was found guilty last month of second degree murder in his second trial for the slaying. A previous trial ended in a mistrial last year.
WEBER, an anchor for ABC NEWS RADIO and a former CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK newsman, was found stabbed to death at his apartment in BROOKLYN on MARCH 20. 2009. Prosecutors alleged that WEBER answered an ad for sex placed by KATEHIS, leading to WEBER being stabbed about 50 times; KATEHIS claimed self-defense but a jury rejected his contention.