Report: Teen Confesses To Weber Murder
March 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM (PT)
Police have arrested a 16-year-old for the murder of ABC NEWS RADIO anchor GEORGE WEBER after the teenager confessed early this morning.
The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that its source told it the teen, JOHN KATEHIS, said that he had responded to WEBER's CRAIGSLIST ad looking for "violent sex" and killed WEBER when the session "got out of hand," claiming to have "blanked out."
According to the source, police found the suspect by looking at WEBER's e-mail, browser history and cell phone calls.
The suspect is being held at the 76th Precinct in BROOKLYN.
ABC Thanks Police
ABC NEWS RADIO VP/GM STEVE JONES issued a statement in response to the news, saying, "The staff of ABC NEWS RADIO thanks NYPD for their tireless work since SUNDAY in pursuing justice for our murdered colleague GEORGE WEBER. In particular, we wish to recognize the professionalism and persistence of detectives from BROOKLYN SOUTH along with detectives and officers from the 76th precinct. Our thoughts continue to be with GEORGE's family."