Police in New York City
say that a teenager
on Wednesday morning to the brutal slaying of a gay radio
journalist. The murder of George Weber has captured public
attention because of its horrifying and intimate details.
New York Post
reported that John Katehis, 16, of Queens was taken into
custody in upstate New York and brought to the police precinct
in Brooklyn, where he confessed to the crime. Weber, a former
employee of ABC News, was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment
on Sunday morning, after being stabbed as many as 50 times.
Weber, 47, apparently
met Katehis via Craigslist, and after a series of e-mail
exchanges offered him $60 for a sexual encounter on Friday
night that included rough behavior. The vodka- and
cocaine-fueled tryst turned violent, with Katehis telling
police that Weber pulled a knife on him. The teenager in turn
grabbed the weapon and stabbed Weber to death.
Weber's legs were bound with duct tape.
Investigators believe he introduced the knife in order to free
himself, not to attack Katehis.