Thursday, March 26, 2009
Joe Katehis, the 16 year-old murdered of George Weber, was charged as an adult with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon yesterday. Right now, he is being held without bail.
This case is bringing up a lot of issues, including the age difference of George and John. I spoke to a few folks about this incident. Most folks are wondering why a well-known 40 something person would indulge in any sexual acts with a kid. Others wondered if George knew that John was just 16.
I'm still at a lost here. If he knew John was 16, why he possibly jeopardize his career? And...if he didn't know, could he have done more research on John? I mean, if I was looking for a particular sexual fantasy, I would make sure I crossed every possible T and dotted every I. You can't prepare for everything, but I would still try.
George's entire career will be drowned in this murder. This is already drawing fire from conservatives and the crazies.
Joe's blog, has some interesting views from the crazies, believing that George deserved it. After reading some of these 'views', I fear that this incident, along with Sam Adams' mess will haunt us in the years to come.