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Teen Charged for
Killing Gay Journalist

Teen Charged for
Killing Gay Journalist


The teenage boy accused of accepting a Craigslist offer of $60 for rough sex -- then brutally killing his client, a New York gay radio journalist -- allegedly confessed Wednesday, but pleaded not guilty Thursday.

The teenage boy accused of stabbing a New York journalist pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and weapons charges on Thursday.

Sixteen-year-old John Katehis, who was arraigned Wednesday night in Brooklyn, is being held without bail.

Police say that he admitted to stabbing George Weber, during a drug-fueled rage, according to Newsday . Katehis allegedly went to Weber's Brooklyn home, answering an ad on Craigslist to be paid $60 for rough sex.

Kaehis told detectives that he killed 47-year-old Weber in self-defense. However, police don't believe the claims since Weber's body was found bound at the ankles with duct tape, and stabbed about 50 times.

The night of the stabbing, witnesses said that they saw Katehis pacing outside of the apartment, and others said they saw him on the train with a bloody hand, according to WCBS News.

When he reached a hospital, he told medics that he cut his hand on a bottle.

Katehis's parents sent their son to stay with family in upstate New York. They then told police where he was, and he was returned to the city to enter police custody.

Weber worked at WABC-AM news in New York. He had also worked on broadcasts in California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.

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