Mistrial in radio anchor murder case


Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the New York trial of John Katehis, who is accused of killing ABC News Radio anchor George Weber. The judge on Thursday declared a mistrial.

The prosecution had portrayed Katehis as a “cold, calculating, savvy killer” who stabbed Weber to death after they met through a Craigslist ad. The defense had claimed that Katehis, now 18 but 16 at the time, acted to defend himself after Weber, 47, had pressured the teen to do things that made him uncomfortable.

Katehis could have faced 25 years to life in prison if he had been convicted. Now that a mistrial has been declared, it is not known when a new trial might take place.