Teen Convicted Of Murdering Radio Newsman George Weber
November 16, 2011 at 3:54 AM (PT)
JOHN KATEHIS, the teenager accused of the murder of veteran radio newsman GEORGE WEBER. has been found guilty 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 in BROOKLYN agreed with prosecutors that the stabbings were instead murder.
Sentencing is scheduled for DECEMBER 7th. KATEHIS faces 25 years to life in prison for the crime.