Skip to comments.RADIO MAN SLAIN (WABC'S GEORGE WEBER STABBED IN B'KLYN APT.)
Posted on 03/23/2009 5:20:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Former WABC Radio newsman George Weber was found murdered in his Brooklyn apartment yesterday after failing to report to work for two days, sources told The Post.
Weber, who would have turned 48 today, was discovered half-naked in his bed shortly before 10 a.m. inside his apartment with his throat slashed and more than a dozen stab wounds to his neck.
His hands and feet were bound with duct tape, sources said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
was he gay?
Weird. Dollars to doughnuts there’s a gay angle
Prayers for him and his family, he was a good guy, in what can be a crappy business, especially in NYC.
Great minds must think alike- that was my first thought when I read the story the other day. The addition of Noodles just adds to the somewhat gay flavor of the story. By the same token, an earlier story said he had a door to his apartment he never kept locked- which may point to a stranger. Of course, a female prostitute with an accomplice might be responsible.
He apparently favored non-gay bars in Manhattan where he worked and in Brooklyn where he lived. He needn't have been gay to have been overly trusting of people.
As an early riser getting ready for my commute to NYC, I listened to George Weber during the “news hour” preceeding Curtis and Kuby on WABC.
His voice definitely became part of my usual pattern in the morning until Imus ruined it.
This is a very horrific murder gay related or not.
I’ll have to watch “Law and Order” in a couple of months to get all the details.
Hee hee hee
Almost certainly. LEOs tell me that whenever they would come upon a homocide that involved a large number of stabbings, etc. that it very frequently turned out to be a sodomite “lover’s spat”.
Interesting spin you put on that, "overly trusting" [gays]isn't what leads people to look for the homosexual angle to mysterious killings like this. Killings like this very often turn out to be related to the homosexual lifestyle.
It's not spin but not jumping to conclusion. He could have been gay but I have no way of knowing at this point.
I was questioning the spinful way that you said it.
He needn't have been gay to have been overly trusting of people.
Don't bother, I know how THAT will end: The killer is a white conservative, bible thumping, homophobe talk show host who made a pass at the victim, and murdered him after his advances were rejected.
He needn't have been gay to have been overly trusting of people.
That was because his ex-coworkers have all described him as a "hail fellow well met" type.
i wonder if he had a bit part in the movie ‘W’
It occurred to me after I posted the second time that it didn’t necessarily have to have been said in the way that I heard it the first time around.
RIP George, I’m going to miss you. You were great with Curtis and Kuby following up with Gambling. My condolences to all of the old ABC team that I got up with every morning and stayed with until Imus came along.
But he's not likely happy now.
Maybe someone just followed him home from bar; perhaps he did not lock door properly; or just forgot. WhatEVER; NO ONE deserves to have their life murderously ‘TAKEN’. NO one deserves to die in their home; in their bed; bound and stabbed. All to pathetic; and truly outrageous.
Missed that; so less likely it was an oversight. Sounds like an all 'too-trusting' nice guy.
His blog here:
The report is now that this radio guy died because of his interest in anonymous gay sex.
“Blood was found throughout the ransacked apartment, but investigators think some of it belonged to the killer, believed to be a date Weber picked up Friday night, sources said....
Investigators suspect that Weber arranged to meet hiscompanion over the Internet and were searching his e-mail and Web browser history, sources said.
The detectives, who discovered explicit photos depicting acts of sadomasochism in Weber’s bedroom, were also combing through the radio announcer’s cell phone records, the sources said.”
George Weber Killed By Online Hookup?
“police say the prime suspect is a man Weber met online, invited over, and engaged in some S&M play with.”
In the old days, the media wouldn’t have bent over trying to hide non-pc facts. Now they leave so many details out of crime stories, there’s little point in reading them.
The media used to just slant political stories. Now they slant everything.
Investigators said gay-porn pictures were scattered around his ransacked home, but it was unclear if anything was missing.
There was no evidence of forced entry and investigators believe Weber may have known his attacker.
Cops are trying to identify several men who posed in various pictures with the victim, according to investigators. The photos were found in Weber’s home.
Does not sound good from the ‘Gay side’ here; but clearly; he was still, ‘too trusting’. Hope perp is ID and found quickly.
The troubled teenager accused of stabbing WABC newsman George Weber during drug-fueled rough sex is a 16-year-old Satan-loving sadomasochist with a knife fetish. John Katehis, who is just 16 and lives in East Elmhurst, Queens, posted pictures of himself on MySpace.com with various blades - including one he held against his neck. He also issued a chilling warning. "If you disrespect me then I will f-----g break your neck," he wrote. On his site, Katehis called himself "Extremist, an Anarchist, a Sadomasochist" and said he enjoys "long conversations, drinking, bike riding, hanging out."
The teen also listed more sinister hobbies like "roof hopping, hanging off trains" and claimed be into extremely violent video games. "I am a very easy person to talk to," he wrote. "I like to do crazy and wild things ... I'm always looking for a big thrill. Katehis was on the run in upstate Middletown, when cops picked him up just after midnight. He admitted answering an ad Weber placed on the Internet looking for a partner in rough sex, police and law enforcements sources said. "He saw the victim's ad looking for violent sex and said, 'I can smother somebody for $60,' but it got out of hand," a source said.
The teen admitted he stabbed Weber, but couldn't remember how many times because he "blanked out" during the assault. He was in custody Wednesday at Brooklyn's 76th Precinct. Cops found the suspect by combing through Weber's e-mail and Web browser history and tracking calls he made from his cell phone, sources said. The two met in Brooklyn early Friday evening and then returned to the newsman's Carroll Gardens brownstone apartment under the premise of engaging in sadomasochistic acts, sources said.
Weber, 47, whose ankles were bound with duct tape, was stabbed repeatedly in a frenzied attack that sprayed the walls with blood. The newsman fought back and wounded his assailant, whose blood was found in the bedroom and bathtub drain, the sources said. Cops believe Weber's killer tried to clean up before fleeing the Henry St. home. Weber had been writing a neighborhood blog and was freelancing for ABC's national radio network after he was laid off from his job doing local news on WABC morning radio. His body was found Sunday morning.
"We are devastated by the loss of George - Jordy to us," the veteran newsman's family said in a statement Tuesday. "He was truly a caring person who loved and was loved by all he met. "Jordy loved New York and its people, particularly his Carroll Gardens neighborhood. The outpouring of support by his friends and neighbors is a blessing to us and a testimony to his character." A memorial service is in the works, but arrangements have not been finalized, the family said.
from the nypost
Katehis, a Satan-loving teen with a knife fetish and a girlfriend, appeared to have a propensity for violence. On his MySpace page, the teen wrote, "If you disrespect me then I will f----n break your neck." Weber and Katehis agreed to meet Friday night for a sexual encounter after the newsman had promised him $60. Weber had orginally placed an ad on Craigslist looking for someone to choke him and engage in oral sex.
Police sources told The Post that Weber's legs were duct-taped and that he pulled out a knife to free himself - not attack Katehis. Katehis told cops that he and Weber drank Vodka and did cocaine before the situation turned violent. He told police that Weber pulled a knife on him, he took it and stabbed the former radio newscaster.