Teen Convicted in Grisly Newsman Slay

John Katehis faces 25 years to life in prison at a Dec. 7 sentencing.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011  |  Updated 7:42 AM EDT
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John Katehis was convicted in the gruesome killing of radio newsman George Weber.

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A teenager has been convicted of killing a radio newsman in the second New York trial to result from the stabbing death.   

The jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting 19-year-old John Katehis Tuesday in the killing of George Weber.

The 47-year-old Weber was a freelancer for ABC News Radio when his body was discovered by police in the bedroom of his Brooklyn apartment in March 2009. He had been stabbed about 50 times.     

Defense lawyers had said Katehis felt threatened and was defending himself. He faces 25 years to life in prison at a Dec. 7 sentencing.     

A mistrial was declared after a nearly identical trial a year ago. Weber had also worked at WABC in New York and at stations in California, Colorado and Pennsylvania. 


PDF Document: Read Katehis' Account of Confrontation (starts on page 10)

 


 


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