The latest 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 rough sex-for-cash-hookup gone wrong. Katehis pleads not guilty to the murder of former ABC News radio personality, claiming he was acting in "self-defense" when he stabbed Weber at least 50 times in his Brooklyn apartment.
Defense attorney Jeffrey Schwartz claims that Katehis is the victim. He charges his client was lured to Weber's apartment and that any action Katehis did was in self defense. "It seems like Mr. Weber had this whole secret life that no one knew about," Schwartz said. "He went by the name of SmotherBoy on Craigslist, which is a way he either lured or attempted to lure other underage boys into his lair, supplied them, or at least Mr. Katehis, with drugs and alcohol, attempted to get him to do some sadomasochistic sex to him and the situation got out of control."
While Katehis's emotional parents would not comment, Schwartz said that his client is a confused teen. "He's a normal child who might have been boasting and bragging like we all do on his Facebook page to try to look like a macho ninja person," said Schwartz.
Police say Katehis admits responding to Weber's Craigslist ad offering $60 for rough oral sex. The teen, who allegedly killed Weber after a cocaine-fueled bondagePNP session gone wrong, will be tried as an adult. Katehis' attorney has subpoeaned the hard drives from both men's computers. It seems like we will be hearing much more about George Weber's sex life in the months to come ...