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Gay Journalist–Killing Teen Gets 25 to Life

Gay Journalist–Killing Teen Gets 25 to Life


The teenager who was convicted in November of killing an ABC News Radio reporter in March 2009 has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

John Katehis, who was 16 at the time of the murder, said he had hooked up with George Weber, 47, via Craigslist and had stabbed him approximately 50 times in self-defense after a struggle. Weber's body was found bound at the ankles with duct tape.

Katehis's first trial for the crime resulted in a hung jury.

CBS News reports that at Tuesday's sentencing, Katehis offered an apology for his actions, saying, "for the death of George Weber, I am sorry."

The victim's brother-in-law said he forgave Katehis. "I have no hatred," Jason Hannas said in court.

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