Skip to comments.Does enough evidence remain to ID Karr?
Posted on 08/20/2006 4:36:19 PM PDT by apackof2
BOULDER, Colo. -- The most important evidence amounts to this: DNA taken from two blood stains, hair and fibers taken from the body, half a footprint and two partial palm prints.
What it boils down to is this: It is infinitely easier to prove itinerant teacher John Mark Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey 10 years ago than it is to show beyond a shadow of a doubt that he garroted and beat the 6-year-old child he claims to have loved.
Because of the nature of DNA testing, it is simpler to prove a negative.
"DNA is the sure way to eliminate him," said Scott Robinson, a Denver defense attorney who has closely followed the case. "If it's negative, you ride that horse all the way to the stable."
(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.nwsource.com ...
First move will be for Karr's ACLU lawyers, if there is any DNA match is to discredit any match as the samples being degraded
Is this melodrama still in the MSM news rotation?
Way to miss the Karr melodrama.
The DNA samples from the original crime scene have been digitized. Whether they will be acceptable to a defense attorney is something else. I am not familiar with the process.
It's a melodrama insomuch that most people believe Karr is engaging in a publicity stunt.
This guy didn't do it. He's an attention whore.
The major evidence of guilt is his confession. He has volunteered to take the rap. Who says his "ACLU lawyers" will argue anything? The DNA evidence could only mean that someone else was there. It will not necessarily exclude him. We already hear there was no "sex", no semen, etc. The big reason the cops thought it was an inside (family) job was no footprints in the snow. Very weird case. I kinda think he did it, after vascillating due to inaccurate media accounts (which will plague this and any case to no end).
There wasn't any snow around the house to leave a footprint
I guess we'll have to wait and see what the evidence shows
That's just it: conflicting media reports. We sit many miles away picking up bits and pieces. There was a time when you could separate the wheat feom the chaff, but media now days is make up your own story before deadline. If you Google footprints in snow and JBR you'll find numerous references to snow and no snow.
the samples were collected 10 years ago and a DNA fingerprint obtained. It is this fingerprint that will be compared to a fingerprint from Karr's DNA.
OTOH, DNA keeps quite well at -72 degrees, and they probably have some of it, but it is the fingerprint that will be compared.
Coincidence? I think not.
Maybe they are interested in some other unsolved cases he may have been involved in.His track record is a story unto itself.
If the DNA matches or is inconclusive, but the palm print also matches it doesn't matter one bit what the defense attorneys argue.
If the DNA is inconclusive and the print doesn't match then they've got lots of wiggle room.
and if that is the standard....then, by all means, try Karr and hang him too.....
OTOH.....I have to say that I am compelled to believe he did it, based solely on the Santa Bear photo if it truely does exist......
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