Posted: Oct 18, 2010 1:21 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Oct 18, 2010 1:22 PM
The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex.
John Katehis' lawyer said in opening statements at the murder trial Monday that George Weber, 47, offered Katehis $60 to move boxes in March 2009. When the 16-year-old got there, the defense says, Weber offered alcohol, what Katehis believed was cocaine and money for sex.
Prosecutors say Weber responded to Katehis' Craigslist ad offering sex for money.
They say the defendant intended to kill Weber.
Weber had been freelancing for national ABC News Radio. He also had worked at WABC in New York, and at stations in California, Colorado and Pennsylvania.