Maybe John Mark Karr should have taken the plea deal previously offered to him. A Judge on Friday refused to dismiss the child pornography charges against him. Karr remains in jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail. John Mark Karr faces 5 misdemeanor charges of child pornography.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss child pornography charges against John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the killing of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, after prosecutors admitted losing key evidence.
Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Cerena Wong criticized prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies for “mistakes and missteps,” such as losing the computer on which police said the five suspected images were stored and failing to tell her about the loss immediately.
Imagine after all that has transpired with the John Mark Karr circus that the five misdemeanor child porn charges in California are thrown out as well? Sound bizarre? Not when it comes to this case. John Mark Karr had recently rejected a plea deal offered. With the prospect of getting off scott-free, who wouldn’t? If these charges are dropped, Karr will have effectively been provided free transportation from Thailand to the US. No DNA in the JonBenet case, no suspect, and possibly no child porn charges. What a mess.
Larry Garrison while interviewed this morning on NBC’s “The Today Show”, discussing his new book, the NEWSBREAKER, made some interesting comments regarding Mark Karr in the JonBenet Ramsey case and the Natalee Holloway case.
The NEWSBREAKER is all about the behind the scenes news and never been told stories of the biggest “Oh My God factor” stories of the past decade.
Seems that John Mark Karr wants to talk and he wants to speak out more on the case event hough he has been ruled out as a suspect.
Also Larry Garrison referenced that there is a “Deep Throat” coming forward with information. Hmm … Larry says he is doing his due diligence. “He is bringing up old names”. Guess we will have to wait and see.
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The Boulder, CO prosecutors have dropped the charges against John Mark Karr in the murder case of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey. According to reports, Karr’s DNA does not match the DNA found at the crime scene.
BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) -Colorado prosecutors won’t charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey after tests showed his DNA does not match DNA found in her underwear, two local TV stations reported on Monday.
This makes the case even more of a joke than the media circus that the confession of John Mark Karr had become. What could the Boulder DA have had an evidence to arrest John Karr in Thailand and fly him back to the United States? Karr’s family has claimed from the outset that he was with them when he claimed to have been in Colorado. Now with no DNA match, there is no case.
Yesterday John Mark Karr admitted that he killed JonBenet Ramsey. The press conference/perp walkÃ‚ in Bangkok, Thailand that resembled nothing short of aÃ‚ circus. The question that has come to so many people’s minds since the breaking news that John Mark Karr’s admission of the murder of 6 year old JonBenet almost 10 years ago, is he telling the truth?
Is the confession from John Mark Karr a hoax? Is he a delusional pedophileÃ‚ seeking attention or worse. For the sake of the Ramsey family one can only hope that his confession of JonBenet’s murder is for real. Otherwise there is even a more special place in hell reserved for John Mark Karr than the one that he already has a reservation for. It is obvious that John Mark Karr is a sex offender that needs to be taken off the street for the safety of our children. However, did he really do what he claims?
Ten years after 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her parents basement in Colorado, John Mark Karr admits to killing her. JonBenet RamseyÃ‚ was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder, COÃ‚ on December 26, 1996.
The American suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case said publicly Thursday he was with the 6-year-old when she died and called her death “an accident,” a stunning admission that will help answer 10 years of questions in the unsolved murder case.
“I was with JonBenet when she died,” John Mark Karr told reporters in Bangkok, visibly nervous and stuttering as he spoke. “Her death was an accident.”
Although John Mark Karr states that the death of JonBenet was an accident, US authorities informed the Thailand police thatÃ‚ an arrest warrant has been issued for John Mark Karr for first degree, premeditatedÃ‚ murder.
At the press conference, Suwat said Karr insisted after his arrest that his crime was not first-degree murder. “He said it was second- degree murder. He said it was unintentional. He said he was in love with the child. She was a pageant queen,” Suwat said.
The Thai officer quoted the suspect as saying he tried to kidnap JonBenet for a $118,000 ransom but that his plan went awry and he strangled her to death. Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet’s mother, reported finding a ransom note in the house demanding $118,000 for her daughter.
According to The Rocky Mountain News, John Mark Karr brought attention to himself with a 4 year sxchange of emails with University of Colorado jorunalism professor Michael Tracey. Tracey had done a documentary on the JonBenet case professing the parents involvment in the case.
Karr drew attention to himself with a four-year exchange of e-mail with University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey.
The ongoing exchange was initiated by Karr after he watched a documentary that Tracey – long a vocal proponent of the Ramseys’ innocence – produced on JonBenet’s death.
Tracey passed on information he developed to former Boulder D.A.’s investigator Lou Smit and El Paso County private investigator Ollie Gray, who in turn pressed Lacy to pursue Karr.
Accused JonBenet killer says death accident
John Mark Karr stated that JonBenet Ramsey’s death was an accident and that he loved the girl. Of course that hardly explains a ransom letter. John Mark Karr, 41, arrested in Thailand on WednesdayÃ‚ will be charged in the US with murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse of JonBenet Ramsey.
Jon Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, was told by Colorado authorities that an arrest was made overseas in connection with his daughter’s death in 1996, MSNBC-TV reported.
According to Denver NBC affiliate 9NEWS, sources close to the investigation said an arrest was made in Thailand on Wednesday morning. The information was still pending confirmation.
According to reports, the unidentified suspect has confessed to certain elements of the crime. However, the parts that have been confessed to would have been unknown to the general public. The Boulder County DA stated that the suspect will be brought back to the United States in the next couple of days.
According to the Rocky Mountain News, the suspect in question was being held in Bangkok, Thailand on unrelated sex charges. Law enforcement officials from Denver, CO are on their way to Thailand “to present Thai authorities with documents in the slaying of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant, officials in Washington said.”
For years the family of JonBenet Ramsey had been under a cloud of suspicion in the death of their 6 year old daughter. Patsy Ramsey, the mother of JonBenet, went to her grave in many respects still under that cloud. Patsy Ramsey recently died of ovarian cancer.
UPDATE: According to reports from CNNÃ‚ the suspect is a 42 year old man who was 2nd gradeÃ‚ school teacher. Also from the Rocky Mountain News, the 41 year old school teacher was a one time resident of Conyers, GA.
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