John Katehis perp walk
Teen charged in slaying of WABC newsman laughs at taped confession:
NYC teen recounts radio newsman’s killing in video:
Tempers flare in court in case of teen accused in WABC news slay:
It’s been a while since we talked about yet another accused craigslist killer John Katehis. In March of 2009 Katehis allegedly stabbed New York radio newsman George Weber to death after Weber placed a craigslist ad looking for sex. And by stabbed I mean 50 times.
Katehis is claiming that he freaked out after Weber gave him cocaine and produced a knife and stabbed Weber in self-defense, 50 times.
Katehis has not been helping his own defense since the March 2009 slaying. In one instance he refused to speak to the media unless it was for cash. In one court appearance he had ‘satanic’ scribblings all over his shoes. And of course there was his MySpace page of him posing with knives and claiming how much of a satanic badass he was.
His latest episode of not helping himself happened this week in court when his taped confession was aired. In the tape Katehis laughed at certain times while joking with investigators while he munched on a doughnut. While the confession was being played he was laughing along with himself in court.
Let’s not also forget that Katehis rolled Weber for $60 after he stabbed him. People who kill in self-defense even while on cocaine usually don’t rob their dead victims. Not to mention Katehis said that he exchanged his bloody clothes for Webers. Again if it was self-defense would he be trying to conceal evidence?
And it seems that Katehis’ lawyer isn’t helping either. Defense attorney Jeffrey Schwartz tried getting the judge recused from the trial because he felt the judge had a grudge against him.
“I cannot function as an attorney with a muzzle – and a blade pointed at my throat,” Schwartz told Firetog in court on Thursday.
Bad choice of words there pal.
Schwartz also claims that investigators and prosecutors terrified his client. Yeah, he’s so terrified that he joked and ate doughnuts and even laughed at himself in court. Sounds like a real scaredy cat to me.
George Weber’s plight should show you exactly how dangerous cruising for anonymous sex on craigslist could be.