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The New York teenager facing charges that he murdered a gay radio news anchor during sex was arraigned in court Friday afternoon. His lawyer put dead man’s kinky sexual habits in the spotlight, telling the judge that the defendant is in fact the victim.

A child defending himself against a sexual predator: Self Defense. That was the argument offered Friday afternoon by defense attorneys for 16-year-old John Katehis. Katehis is being charged as an adult with Second Degree Murder in the death of 47-year-old George Weber. The ABC Radio News anchor was found dead with a reported 50 or more stab wounds to his body. Police call it an Internet sex hook-up that turned deadly. Defense attorney Jeff Schwartz claims that Weber supplied the teen with alcohol and cocaine, and he says that explains why the 16-year-old had to defend himself.

Schwartz: “Mr Katehis panicked, high on coke, high on alcohol. Started feeling very threatened and uncomfortable, and that is when the struggle ensued.”

Outside the courtroom, Schwartz told reporters that it’s only matter of time before the public learns who the “real victim” is in this tragic story. Katehis’s lawyer painted a dark picture of what he called George Weber’s “secret life”

Schwartz: “The situation got out of control. The knife was first introduced by Mr. Weber, also known as Smother Boy.”

The teenager’s mother and father were present in the media-packed courtroom — his dad visibly shaken, wiping tears from his eyes. The boy’s mother, Beth Katehis, tells OutQ she’s is completely confident of her son’s innocence. She spoke only to OutQ News:

Beth Katehis: “John is innocent. He defended himself from Weber.”

The next court date has been set for July.

–Joseph Fenity

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Written by OutQ News staff

May 8, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. JOHN KATEHIS IS INNOCENT! HE DEFENDED HIMSELF FROM GEORGE WEBER! GEORGE WEBER A PUBLIC FIGURE…… FRIENDS WITHIN THE MEDIA, WORKED FOR ABC NEWS RADIO. HE LURED MY SON JOHN KATEHIS INTO HIS WEB OF LIES AND GAVE THE UNDERAGE TEEN ALCOHOL AND DRUGS! !!!! WHAT TYPE OF PUBLIC FIGURE WAS HE? JOHN KATEHIS IS TARGETED BECAUSE OF HIS MYSPACE! HE IS A LOVING, AND KIND PERSON! JOHN LOVED TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES! HE IS A GAMER! HE DEFENDED HIMSELF FROM THIS PEDOPHILE GEORGE WEBER! I AM DEFINITELY CERTAIN THAT HE WAS NOT THE ONLY UNDERAGE CHILD HE TARGETED! MY SON IS INNOCENT! FREE JOHN KATEHIS! WITH LOVE, BETH KATEHIS!

    BETH KATEHIS

    July 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM

  2. ON FRIDAY OCT. 2, 2009! I WILL BE AT THE BROOKLYN SUPREME COURT! DEFENDING MY SON JOHN KATEHIS! JOHN IS A TEEN WRONGFULLY ACCUSED BECAUSE OF HIS TASTE FOR MUSIC! HE IS BEEN A TARGET DUE TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE WEBER. IF GEORGE WEBER WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY HE WOULD BE CHARGED WITH SOLICITING SEX WITH A MINOR, RAPE, DRUG POSSESSION, ADMINISTERING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS TO A MINOR! THIS MINOR IS JOHN KATEHIS! JOHN DEFENDED HIMSELF FROM GEORGE WEBER! ?!WHAT IS A RADIO NEWSMAN SOLICITING SEX ON LINE THROUGH CRAIGSLIST! I AM DEFINITELY CERTAIN HE KNEW OF MY SON’S AGE! MR. WEBER HAD ANYTHING BUT SICKNESS IN HIS MIND! HE LURED JOHN KATEHIS TO HIS HOME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM! MY SON JOHN KATEHIS FOUGHT FOR HIS LIFE WITH WEBER NEARLY SEVERING HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER! MY SON JOHN KATEHIS DESERVES TO BE HOME WITH HIS FAMILY! FREE JOHN KATEHIS! FREE JOHN KATEHIS! FREE JOHN KATEHIS! LOVE, BETH KATEHIS(MOM)!

    BETH KATEHIS

    September 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM

  3. abc news is of course one of the most reputable news sources these days .~~

    Sofa Slipcover ·

    November 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM

  4. Seems like lady mcBETH’s son isn’t so innocent afterall.
    The mom is apparently as unbalanced as her son, just do a google search for her TWITer feed,
    obviously the apple doesn’t fall from the bush in this case.

    The only one who seemed truly remorseful for the sons’ behavior was the father, but during
    the retrial, he was under the delusion that his kid was going to be found not guilty, once the
    verdict was read, he received a major dose of reality (as did lil’ Johnnyboy)

    oh well, not that Webber didn’t have it coming to him in the sense of not vetting his tricks to a newsmans standards, but at least for the next 10-12 years or so, they’ll be one less blow & goer on the streets.

    MJ Masterdon

    November 17, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    • TO MJ MASTERDON! MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS! MY PRIVATE LIFE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY SON’S LIFE SO SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH! IF YOU ARE A PARENT YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND.

      RESPECT! MY BUSINESS!

      BETH KATEHIS

      November 23, 2011 at 10:50 AM


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