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Expert: 'Do we have a wack-job or a murderer? (More Holes in JonBenet Confessor's Story)
Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 17, 2006 | Sue Lindsay and Charlie Brennan

Posted on 08/17/2006 3:21:42 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Rocky Mountain News

Expert: 'Do we have a wack-job or a murderer?'

By Sue Lindsay and Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News August 17, 2006

Legal and law enforcement experts have begun to express outward skepticism about claims by a teacher that he killed JonBenet Ramsey.

John Mark Karr told reporters in a press conference last night in Thailand he was with the 6-year-old beauty queen when she died nearly 10 years ago. He said the death was accidental, as part of a botched kidnapping effort. When asked how he entered the family’s Boulder home, he declined to comment.

But investigators in Thailand have told the Associated Press that Karr has made several other statements to them, including claims that he picked JonBenet up from school the day she was killed and that he drugged her. JonBenet was on Christmas vacation at the time, so school was not in session, and there was no evidence of drugs found in JonBenet’s body during the autopsy.

So far, there is no paper trail of Karr being in Colorado. Police in Boulder said today that they have no record of ever having contact with him.

Denver defense lawyer Larry Pozner said Karr's news conference confession, televised late last night, was bizarre.

"Is this just an obsessive guy craving his 15 minutes of fame? There are those people who confess under circumstances where we immediately know, this is real. This isn’t one of them," Pozner said. "We have to withhold judgment because he has not given enough facts for us to decide: Do we have a wack-job or a murderer?"

Denver lawyer and former prosecutor Craig Silverman expressed similar reservations.

"This confession is nonsensical and it appears to be delusional. To claim this was an accident is ridiculous. It's hard to imagine a more intentional, deliberate murder than hitting a girl with sufficient force to split her skull open and to fashion a garrote and twist it until she stops breathing."

A former investigator knowledgeable about the case watched a press conference by Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy this morning and said he was concerned about what she said - and didn’t say.

"Her statements about, 'I wish that we could have continued (the investigation) in this vein, rather than in the public eye,' I agree with her in that regard. Because, for her sake, I hate to predict what’s going to come down if this whole things falls apart and they drag a guy 12,000 miles back from Bangkok only to get his 15 minutes of fame and a free ticket back to America."


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: bookdealintheworks; johnmarkkarr; jonbenet; karr; ramsey; thailand
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To: Paleo Conservative; Arec Barrwin
From a recent news report:

U.S. and Thai officials did not directly answer a question at a news conference about whether there was DNA evidence connecting Karr to the crime.

The DNA evidence should settle the issue of his guilt, when it is available.

61 posted on 08/17/2006 8:58:46 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Sacajaweau

Patsy Ramsey's hobbies were also acting and writing.


62 posted on 08/17/2006 9:01:35 PM PDT by Palladin (Ceasefire? What ceasefire??--IDF)
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To: Mr. K
I still believe that the killer knew the layout of the house.The room she was found in was a hidden room.It wasn't a room that someone would find while committing a murder. The maid never knew the room existed and neither did the cops after performing several searches of the area.There were no footprints in the fresh snow around the house and there were no signs of forced entry.The ransom note is another thing that bothers me.Who would write a ransom note while in the process of kidnapping a girl from a room right next to her sleeping parents? He/she must have known they had plenty of time to write a letter and find a pen and paper in a strange house.I'm not saying the parents are guilty but they have to be suspects if the evidence can be trusted.
63 posted on 08/17/2006 9:09:44 PM PDT by peeps36 (If you're not a radical liberal,you have no influence in the democratic party)
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To: Palladin
I was into comparing the NOTE and his resume. Stunning "connectors" between the two.

He HATES rich people with power.

He can't get to their money or fight the politics (which is how he lost his job) but he can take what they value the most...a child.

More Cold Cases to come with this guy??

64 posted on 08/17/2006 9:12:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: kinoxi

Me too.


65 posted on 08/17/2006 9:15:44 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Either vote for Rick Santorum or elect a TRUE Liberal. The truth hurts.)
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To: Mr. K

He also claimed he drugged Jon Bennet and then had sex with her. One of the reporters mentioned on Fox news tonight Jon Bennets toxicology reports showed NO drugs in her system. He's making this crap up.

I think this dude is a freak that got caught up in this story ten years ago and wanted to be a part of it.


66 posted on 08/17/2006 9:21:24 PM PDT by Lanza
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To: peeps36
I still believe that the killer knew the layout of the house.The room she was found in was a hidden room.It wasn't a room that someone would find while committing a murder. The maid never knew the room existed and neither did the cops after performing several searches of the area.There were no footprints in the fresh snow around the house and there were no signs of forced entry.The ransom note is another thing that bothers me.Who would write a ransom note while in the process of kidnapping a girl from a room right next to her sleeping parents? He/she must have known they had plenty of time to write a letter and find a pen and paper in a strange house.I'm not saying the parents are guilty but they have to be suspects if the evidence can be trusted.

I saw a theory on a FR thread that would explain some of this. Someone said that JB had told some people that she was expecting a special visit from Santa Claus that night. If she thought this pervert was SC, she could have let him into the house or certainly given him iced tea, etc without alarm. The Freeper also suggested that he could have asked her if there was a "special" or "secret" room in the house and under the circumstances, she might have shown it to him. I can see it easily with a 6 yr old particularly since she would have been very trusting of SC.

67 posted on 08/17/2006 9:25:41 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Arec Barrwin

psycho narcissist whack job......


68 posted on 08/18/2006 3:10:53 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I'm reserving judgement, but this guy seems like he wants his 15 minutes of fame..

Goven the choice of prisons (Thai or American), I'm surprised he dudn't confess to being Osama Bin Ladin.

69 posted on 08/18/2006 3:15:21 AM PDT by Wormwood (I! I! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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