More details emerge on John Katehis, the 16-year-old Satan-worshiping knife collector who has admitted to the bloody slaying of radio newsman George Weber in a sex-for-cash-hookup gone wrong. Reports say the troubled teen is still demanding money ... this time from newspaper reporters requesting interviews.
The New York Post visited the troubled teen at the psychiatric ward of Bellevue Hospital.
When visited by a Post reporter, Katehis greedily said he'd only tell his side of the story "for cash."
Wearing a light green jumpsuit and a menacing scowl on his face, Katehis again made clear there was only one way he'd spill the beans. "Is this a cash offer?" snarled Katehis. "Cash offers only!"
Once it became clear no money would be exchanged, Katehis shot up and yelled again, "cash offers only!" and stormed out.
The lure of money figures prominently in the tabloid sex slaying. Police say Katehis told them he answered Weber's Craigslist ad offering $60 for rough sex. The teen confessed to savagely stabbing the ABC News radioman in his Brooklyn apartment. The Queens boy was later lured to an upstate rendezvous with detectives after his father "promis[ed] to give him $300."
Katehis has plead not guilty and is being kept in Bellevue for observation. Unfortunately the young man sounds very disturbed or very greedy. Or both.
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