Scott Catenacci: ID Profiles Nebraska Bully Murdered By Friends For Rough Group Sex Romp With Teens

Scott Catenacci was a 19-year-old Krispy Kreme doughnuts worker who was stabbed to death under a bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, by his friends almost 20 years ago, according to the LA Times. The tragic murder was a revenge killing for getting too rough during a teen group sex romp with a married couple. This week, Investigation Discovery will air his case on the television crime series, Murder Among Friends, where law enforcement officials and experts will weigh in on the crime.

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When the body of a young man is found in a ditch by a passerby, detectives discover that a group of Gothic teens, involved in a world of sex orgies and partner-swapping may have everything to do with his death.

Facts of the Scott Catenacci Case

On the morning of Wednesday, September 29, 1998, a man collecting cans contacted authorities after he found a body in a drainage ditch near Haworth Park close to the Missouri River in Bellevue, Nebraska. After transporting the body for autopsy, it was determined that the victim, identified as 19-year-old Scott Catenacci, was stabbed over 50 times before his body was thrown in the ravine.

The police quickly zeroed in on six individuals, a group of misfits, with a strong appetite for sex and violent fantasies. After wrangling with the suspects over their conflicting stories, detectives later determined that Scott Catenacci was killed out of revenge for being “too rough” with a teenage girl because she rejected him during one of their partner-swapping sessions. Police say that girl was 18-year-old Niccole “Nicci” Wetherell, a local bad girl in town who people say was not one to mess with.

Out of revenge, the group wanted to kill him. They put their plan into action after luring Scott Catenacci to a bridge near the park, where he had planned to sell his laptop computer. Instead, they stabbed him until he was dead. After the murder, they drove his car to Omaha and got beer.

Some people didn’t like Scott. They say he could be nice and tenderhearted one minute and a bully the next minute. Due to his large size, many people were afraid of Scott, and some say he took advantage of that by picking on people at times. In total, six people were arrested, charged, and later sent to prison for his stabbing death.

Sex Orgy Group Convicted

  • Patrick Burden was a 16-year-old kid, who many described as quiet. His life took a turn when he started hanging out with the group of troubled teens after running into an old friend from his childhood named Daniel Jones. Burden was “convicted of lesser charges and since [has] been released from prison,” according to the Omaha World Herald.
  • Daniel Jones, age 16, had a juvenile record that dated back to when he was just 10-years-old. His record includes breaking and entering and assault. He was sentenced to life in prison.
  • Niccole “Nicci” Wetherell was sentenced to life in a Nebraska correctional facility.
  • James Hargett was a 19-year-old Native American teen who dated Nicci Wetherell. He was also sentenced to life.
  • Brandi Glynn, aka Brandi Michelle Glynn, was a “screwed up” 19-year-old pregnant teen who did what was necessary to get what she wanted, according to her stepmother and mother, as stated in the Omaha World-Herald. Brandi, who is now known as Brandi Wood and Brandi Michelle Wood, did only a year in prison. She was released in 2003.
  • Christopher Glynn, age 19, was married to Brandi Glynn. He was sentenced to 18 months to three years. He was freed in 2000.

You can watch this dramatic story this Tuesday, May 24, at 10/9 p.m. central on Investigation Discovery (ID).

*Note: in some articles Haworth Park is also listed as Hayworth Park.

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