A self-described Satanist teen with a penchant for knives admitted stabbing a beloved radio newsman to death during a kinky sex romp arranged on Craigslist, cops said yesterday.
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John Katehis, 16, of Queens, who was arrested in upstate Middletown, allegedly admitted he'd agreed to choke and masturbate 47-year-old ABC News Radio personality George Weber for $80.
"While en route back to New York . . . and in subsequent interviews, Kate his implicated himself in the homicide," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
But the teen, whose MySpace page is littered with photos of himself wielding lethal blades, told cops it was Weber who drew a knife first during the sexual encounter last Friday night at the victim's Brooklyn apartment, sources said.
According to his story, Weber took out the blade to free his legs, which were duct-taped. But Katehis, high on cocaine and vodka, said he panicked, grabbed the knife from Weber, stabbed him twice and fled.
Sources said police were skeptical of the account -- not least of all because Weber had been stabbed some 50 times in the neck, chest and arms.
Katehis was nabbed with a dagger -- not the murder weapon -- on him.
At about 9 p.m. Friday, Katehis was spotted by a conductor on a Queens-bound G train, "bleeding profusely" from a cut on his left hand. He was treated at Elmhurst Hospital, and released after telling cops he'd cut his hand on a bottle.
Investigators pulled Weber's computer records and quickly zeroed in on Katehis, but on Tuesday morning, the teen fled to Middletown with a friend.
The boy's dad worked with cops to arrange a meeting in Middletown, promising to give his son $300. Instead, eight Brooklyn detectives were waiting.
On the MySpace page, Katehis declares himself heterosexual and professes his devotion to Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.
He sports tattoos on his arm reading, "666" and "Diablo."
In Katehis' East Elmhurst neighborhood, residents painted a bleak picture of a family in disarray.
"They totally destroyed the apartment," said Cesar Chicaiza, the landlord of the family's previous home. "It was left in ruins. There was garbage everywhere. They even stole the toilet seat."
Katehis appeared in court for the first time last night, and lawyer Herb Moses previewed his defense.
"I think he was used by an older gentleman, I think these issues will come out," Moses said, calling Weber's death "a very tragic situation."
Katehis, wearing gray sweat pants, a long black T-shirt and hospital-style paper shoes, didn't enter a plea during the brief hearing.
Additional reporting by Erin Calabrese, Joseph Mollica and Perry Chiaramonte
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If this story turns out to be true.. then I'll bet my kidneys there will be a lot more to be told about this child's past that will interest both me and the readers of this blog. I will be folowing this story closely!
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