John Katehis, who confessed to the brutal murder of ABC radio reporter George Weber, received a sentence of 25 years to life today, according to the Daily News.
Jason Hannas, Weber's brother-in-law, said that he forgave Katehis, saying, "I have no hatred." He asked Katehis why he committed the murder, saying that Weber's 5-year-old nephews wanted to know, according to the report.
Katehis, 18, expressed regret, saying, "For the death of George Weber, I am sorry."
Judge Neil J. Firetog was less compassionate, and gave Katehis the maximum sentence.
In March of 2009, 16-year-old Katehis responded to an ad on Craigslist and showed up at WABC Newscaster George Weber's apartment on Henry Street in Carroll Gardens, expecting to be paid for sex. After a rough sexual encounter, Katehis stabbed Weber 50 times, according to a city medical examiner.
Katehis was convicted with murders last month when the jurors rejected his claim of self-defense. Prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi called Katehis' murder of Weber, "a vicious, brutal, intentional, unjustified attack."