Jason Katz Dies in Federal Prison

Jason Katz Dies in Federal Prison

There are 20 comments on the WSJV-TV South Bend story from Mar 12, 2008, titled Jason Katz Dies in Federal Prison. In it, WSJV-TV South Bend reports that:

Federal investigators are looking into the death of Jason Katz. He admitted to illegally selling a gun to Scott Barnaby last year. via WSJV-TV South Bend

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Jennifer Elia

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Mar 13, 2008
I am deeply saddened by this horrible news. I went to middle and high school with Jason at Clay and I am very fond of his whole family, including his wife,his mother, and his brother..My prayers go out to his wife, children and his family. I pray that everyone survives this and reaches out to God..My prayers are with You!
Michael Devleeschower

United States

#2 Mar 17, 2008
I was shocked when I had heard the news Sunday. I am saddened by the news. I went to Middle school with Jason before transferring. We spent many many late nights in his mothers garage tearing apart our cars and putting them back together. He had many mutual friends including his wife. The last time I was in town for Christmas I ran into Jason and had a great time with he and his wife and their friends.
He will be greatly missed by friends, family and myself. My thoughts and prayers go out to Shannon and their kids.
A Family Friend

AOL

#3 Mar 18, 2008
Jason didn't have a brother he had an older sister..Heather
Jennifer Elia wrote:
I am deeply saddened by this horrible news. I went to middle and high school with Jason at Clay and I am very fond of his whole family, including his wife,his mother, and his brother..My prayers go out to his wife, children and his family. I pray that everyone survives this and reaches out to God..My prayers are with You!
Jennifer Elia

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Mar 20, 2008
A Family Friend wrote:
Jason didn't have a brother he had an older sister..Heather
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He introduced a guy name Joe as his brother back when he was 14, A step-brother perhaps?
Maybe just someone he close to him that he considered a "brother"
Joseph Gale

Glencoe, IL

#5 Apr 23, 2008
Jason Katz had a sister. My prayers go to his Mom, Sister and his Wife. I was really shocked to hear the news of his death he was a good friend and he will be missed.
sympathetic party

Hermitage, TN

#6 Jun 3, 2008
Have the feds been any more forthcoming on the circumstances of his death?
Hamlet chic

Mitchell, IN

#7 Jun 6, 2008
Very sad indeed!
phenix

Warsaw, IN

#8 Jul 19, 2008
Joe was just a friend of Jason's and its a shame what happened to him, but after all the reports that I've read everyone is making it out that his wife is the mourning widow, when in fact she was in the process of divorcing him and I believe Michael from San Antonio would know more, cause he's been sleeping with her since Jason was sentenced to prison, Have to love phony people!!
alfred

Granger, IN

#9 Jul 26, 2008
i worked with jason doing loss prevention! i found out about this news living in miami,fl. my prayers go out to his kids, mother,father,and sister!
Teresa

Marquette, MI

#10 Sep 10, 2008
If anyone is still watching this string...I employed the guy that killed your friend. I was shocked to see it in the paper. Your friend Jason was killed by Jason Tolen. He was not known for violence. He was actually a likeable kid that came from a bad background. His father, uncle, and brother all died in prison. His mother is in and out of trouble. I always thought he could make it if someone just gave him a chance. What was Jason Katz in for? Unfortunately the circumstance for Katz's death was trauma to the brain. I don't know exactly what happened. I am looking into it.
phenix

Warsaw, IN

#11 Sep 16, 2008
Teresa wrote:
If anyone is still watching this string...I employed the guy that killed your friend. I was shocked to see it in the paper. Your friend Jason was killed by Jason Tolen. He was not known for violence. He was actually a likeable kid that came from a bad background. His father, uncle, and brother all died in prison. His mother is in and out of trouble. I always thought he could make it if someone just gave him a chance. What was Jason Katz in for? Unfortunately the circumstance for Katz's death was trauma to the brain. I don't know exactly what happened. I am looking into it.
he illegaly sold a firearm to Scott Barnaby who used it to shoot at traffic signs in South Bend causing the police to have to be called, when they arrived he used another gun, one sold by another gun dealer, to shoot and kill a police officer.
Cammie

Warsaw, IN

#12 Feb 24, 2009
From what I've heard Jason was a super dad, loved his children, even the one he said for the longest time wasn't his. The flip side to this was his obsession for the latest and greatest weapons. Even at a young age with his sawed off shotgun and full box of bullets, he'd ride around the city of south bend until the police caught him and put him in jail. I guess this could be where the whole gun thing started. I'm not saying the crime fit the punishment...it doesn't. What I am saying ..is that through all the stealing, cheating, lieing, theiving, vandalism and pain he caused on others..it isn't shannon who will suffer the most, nor his own mother..it's his children. With luck..all of his kids will grow up to be better people then who they were brought into the world by.
Maiingan

Madison Heights, MI

#13 Oct 16, 2009
Watch this video...Katz just had it coming.

RevEZDamnUall

Longwood, FL

#14 Oct 21, 2009
Guns are for Police, Military, and people who hunt food.
Friend of Jason

United States

#15 Nov 19, 2009
Phenix you are so right. Shannon has slept with some of Jason's closest friends trying to convince them that Jason would of wanted them to take care of her! She preys on married men! When they don't give her what she wants she calls up their wives and tells what they have done. She is nothing but a two faced whore.
phenix wrote:
Joe was just a friend of Jason's and its a shame what happened to him, but after all the reports that I've read everyone is making it out that his wife is the mourning widow, when in fact she was in the process of divorcing him and I believe Michael from San Antonio would know more, cause he's been sleeping with her since Jason was sentenced to prison, Have to love phony people!!
Witness

United States

#17 Apr 30, 2010
I was there when Mr. Katz was murdered. I'm not sure what to say exactly, but I think about him often. You see a lot of fights inside, but you think they're just fights, not that someone will die from it. Things haven't been the same for me since.
Richarddd

Baraga, MI

#18 Sep 10, 2011
Katz thought he could call someone a bitch and get away with it? not the way it works behind those walls.
hannabannana

Seaford, DE

#19 Jan 22, 2014
True, is snitch is a snitch, and will always be one of the lower crumbs of this planet......but if you say those words to someone, you gotta back it up with physical moves....otherwise, shut your mouth!!!!
CorruptionKiller

Mishawaka, IN

#20 Mar 18, 2014
RevEZDamnUall wrote:
Guns are for Police, Military, and people who hunt food.
Unfortunatly here the police protect drug distributors and those in the courthouse who call the shots. Just like all other troubled cities. So much investment in technology and they NEVER find a real.... rich distributor...nuff said
srmmw

Portage, MI

#21 Nov 3, 2015
phenix wrote:
Joe was just a friend of Jason's and its a shame what happened to him, but after all the reports that I've read everyone is making it out that his wife is the mourning widow, when in fact she was in the process of divorcing him and I believe Michael from San Antonio would know more, cause he's been sleeping with her since Jason was sentenced to prison, Have to love phony people!!
Shannon katz was engaged to another man at his death.!!

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