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  • JonBenet Ramsey case revisited as lawsuit seeks release of parents' indictment

    09/20/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    A new lawsuit has been filed seeking the release of an indictment on John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of the slain JonBenet, whose death dominated headlines worldwide more than a decade ago. A reporter from the Boulder Daily Camera and a local press advocacy group filed the lawsuit after reports surfaced a grand jury voted in secret to indict the Ramseys on charges of child abuse resulting in death in 1999. The Daily Camera reports Alex Hunter, the District Attorney at the time, refused to sign the indictment because of a lack of evidence. JonBenet, a frequent beauty pageant contestant,...
  • Ramseys were indicted in JonBenet's death

    01/28/2013 3:41:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 27, 2013
    BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A grand jury indicted John and Patsy Ramsey in their daughter's death in 1999 but the Boulder, Colo., prosecutor declined to try the case, jurors said. The couple have maintained their innocence after finding their young daughter JonBenet Ramsey slain in the basement of their home on Christmas night 1996. A grand jury convened in the case indicted the couple with a class II felony, child abuse resulting in death. Members of the grand jury and others in the case told the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera the panel handed down the criminal indictment, but...
  • Jonbenet Ramsey murder: Grand Jury Voted to Indict Parents, Former DA Refused To Sign

    01/27/2013 12:05:08 PM PST · by drewh · 32 replies
    The Denver ^ | Last Updated: 10 minutes ago
    Posted: 01/27/2013 Last Updated: 10 minutes ago Anica Padilla Anica Padilla | Email Me BOULDER, Colo. - A grand jury investigating Jonbenet Ramsey's death voted to indict her parents on child abuse resulting in death in 1999, according to an exclusive report by our partners at The Boulder Daily Camera. However, then-Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment and prosecute the case, the Camera reports. Hunter reportedly believed he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The 6-year-old beauty queen was found dead in her home on Christmas night in 1996. Police initially suspected family members,...
  • Woman: One-time JonBenet suspect recruiting kids

    06/02/2010 8:59:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 808+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 2
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A woman who has a restraining order against the man who falsely claimed to have murdered JonBenet Ramsey said Wednesday the former suspect is living as a woman and trying to form a cult of little girls to have sex with him.....
  • New prosecutor looks at JonBenet Ramsey case

    01/19/2009 10:53:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 108 replies · 1,894+ views
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2009 | Ashley Broughton
    The new district attorney of Boulder County, Colorado, said he plans to take a fresh look at the investigation into the 1996 slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. The 1996 slaying of JonBenet Ramsey is one of the nation's most famous cold cases. The DA's office assumed responsibility for the investigation in 2002. But District Attorney Stan Garnett told CNN that he wants to decide during his first 30 days in office whether the case should be returned to Boulder police. "I'm trying to determine whether it's efficient to have the ongoing investigation handled by my office or somebody else," said Garnett,...
  • Text of Announcement Regarding JonBenet Ramsey Case (parents cleared)

    07/09/2008 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies · 148+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2008
    Boulder District Attorney Mary T. Lacy issues the following announcement with regard to the investigation of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. On December 25-26, 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in the home where she lived with her mother, father and brother. Despite a long and intensive investigation, the death of JonBenet remains unsolved. The murder has received unprecedented publicity and has been shrouded in controversy. That publicity has led to many theories over the years in which suspicion has focused on one family member or another. However, there has been at least one persistent stumbling block to the possibility of...
  • JonBenet parents cleared of murder

    07/09/2008 5:05:55 PM PDT · by devere · 35 replies · 91+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2008 | Keith Coffman
    BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - New DNA tests have definitively cleared the parents of U.S. child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey of her unsolved murder almost 12 years ago, prosecutors said on Wednesday. In a statement seeking to silence suspicions surrounding relatives of the slain 6-year-old, prosecutors in the U.S. said new testing techniques on male DNA found on JonBenet's clothes did not match any family members. "This new scientific evidence convinces us that it is appropriate ... to state that we do not consider your immediate family, including you, your wife Patsy, and your son Burke, to be under any suspicion...
  • DA clears Ramsey family

    07/09/2008 12:49:51 PM PDT · by blu · 207 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | July 9, 2008 | The Denver Post
    DA clears Ramsey family By The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 07/09/2008 01:44:05 PM MDT The Boulder District Attorney's Office announced today that new DNA evidence discovered in the clothing worn by JonBenet Ramsey identifies "the perpetrator of the homicide" and excludes all members of the murdered girl's family. District Attorney Mary Lacy said in a letter posted on the DA's website and first reported by Paula Woodward of 9News that the Ramsey family "be treated only as victims," and she apologized to them. Six-year-old JonBenét was discovered Dec. 26, 1996, with a garrote around her neck in the basement...
  • John Ramsey and Beth Holloway Twitty Are Dating

    06/04/2007 10:51:34 AM PDT · by HEY4QDEMS · 69 replies · 3,047+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/04/2007 | Carol McKinley
    In a match made in tabloid heaven, the father of murdered child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey and the mother of missing-in-Aruba teen Natalee Holloway are dating, FOX News has confirmed. John Ramsey, 63, and Beth Holloway Twitty, 46, have been romantically involved since January 2007, though the two met at a fundraiser last summer. The couple has been spotted openly holding hands and kissing in Mountain Brook, Ala. — where Twitty lives — and at an art show at a nearby art museum. They've also been seen at various restaurants.
  • From jail to TV? One-time JonBenet suspect seen with producers in S.F. [Karr back at school]

    10/07/2006 10:01:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 680+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/6 | Peter Fimrite
    Where does a man go when he has been pilloried on cable television talk shows as an unrepentant pedophile and possibly a murderer despite never having been convicted of a crime? Nobody would say what John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, is going to do since he was freed Thursday after child pornography charges were dropped in Sonoma County, but his plans became partly clear about noon on Friday. That's when an employee of the Convent of the Sacred Heart school in San Francisco, where Karr worked briefly as a teacher's aide in 2000...
  • Grotesque Ignorance Exposed (The Media & John Mark Karr)

    08/30/2006 5:01:48 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,404+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/30/2006 | William Tucker
    About ten years ago, while writing a book on crime, I attended a district attorneys' convention in Las Vegas. I wasn't supposed to be there -- they don't like the press -- but I managed to sneak into the back of the hotel ballroom. After the first speech I struck up a conversation with the assistant district attorney sitting next to me. He was a young black man, neatly dressed, with a trim mustache. "What's the biggest thing you've learned as an ADA?" I asked him. He twirled his mustache for a moment, reflected and said, "People are capable of...
  • Prosecutor Defends Karr Arrest

    08/29/2006 10:56:34 AM PDT · by OldCorps · 19 replies · 502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2006 | unk
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy defended her decision to bring John Mark Karr back from Thailand to be investigated in the 1996 slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. "The decisions were mine," Lacy said, one day after she dropped the case against the 41-year-old schoolteacher. "I should be held accountable." Just as she began taking questions, a fire alarm disrupted the news conference, but it resumed a few minutes later. JonBenet's father found the little girl's body in the basement of their Boulder home on the day after Christmas 1996. For years, suspicion has focused on either...
  • Sonoma County D.A. wants Karr to face child porn charges from '01

    08/29/2006 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 17 replies · 939+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | 8-29-06 | LORI A. CARTER
    Sonoma County authorities will seek to have John Mark Karr extradited to California to face child pornography charges on hold since he failed to appear for a court hearing five years ago. District Attorney Stephan Passalacqua said the decision was made Monday after Colorado authorities dropped their case against Karr in the JonBenet Ramsey killing. Karr, a one-time substitute teacher in Petaluma area schools, is wanted on a no-bail warrant issued by a Sonoma County judge after he failed to appear at a December 2001 court hearing in a misdemeanor child pornography case. Sheriff's detectives said they found five photos...
  • Caption Rita Cosby

    08/29/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 148 replies · 19,954+ views
    National Review-The Corner | 8/29/06 | None
  • Karr Wants Depp to play him in award winning movie

    08/29/2006 5:32:06 AM PDT · by urroner · 30 replies · 724+ views
    UPDATE: For completists--and masochists--click here to download the 98-page Karr arrest warrant affidavit. In a recorded July 29 phone conversation with Tracey, Karr noted that he wanted Johnny Depp to portray him in a movie to be based on a manuscript Karr had authored. During that chat, Karr also noted that he was skilled at mimicry and was especially proud of his ability "to impersonate Katherine Hepburn."
  • Owens blasts Boulder County DA

    08/28/2006 10:59:22 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 37 replies · 1,197+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 28, 2006 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. Bill Owens ripped the Boulder County district attorney today, saying "Mary Lacy should be held accountable for the most extravagant and expensive DNA test in Colorado history." Owens’ statement came shortly after news reports that suspect John Mark Karr’s DNA didn’t match that found on slain JonBenet Ramsey. "Unfortunately, the hysterics surrounding John Mark Karr served only to distract Boulder officials from doing their job which should be solving the murder of JonBenet Ramsey," Owens said. "I find it incredible that Boulder authorities wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars to bring Karr to Colorado given such a lack of evidence."...
  • Mainstream Media Found Dead Under a Karr

    08/28/2006 7:24:04 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 22 replies · 670+ views
    Well, for all us cynics out there, let us raise our glasses of whatever poison suits us in tribute to the late mainstream media. As we cynics so inerrantly predicted, John Mark Karr is a great big non-story. His version of the JonBenet Ramsey murder- that is, his false confession- was proven to be as dubious as his masculinity. The only thing Karr is guilty of is being a really, really creepy dude. And the mainstream media has once again proven its utter irrelevance by shoving every other important story out of the way so that millions of slathering View-bimbos...
  • JonBenet suspect to face child porn charges in Calif.

    08/28/2006 4:12:56 PM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 26 replies · 671+ views
    RMN ^ | August 28, 2006
    John Mark Karr will not be charged with the death of JonBenet Ramsey, but will be held in the Boulder County jail awaiting extradition to California, where he will face charges of possessing child pornography, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said this afternoon. "California wanted him," Pelle said. Prosecutors decided against charging Karr in the killing of the child beauty queen because his DNA does not match the DNA found in the girl's underwear. Authorities notified Karr earlier today that he might not be charged in Boulder, but he didn’t get the official word until he was transferred to the...
  • DNA of Ramsey murder suspect fails to match: report

    08/28/2006 2:02:47 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 24 replies · 544+ views ^ | 28 Aug 06 |
    A DNA sample from John Mark Karr, the key suspect in the notorious murder of six-year old JonBenet Ramsey, does not correspond with DNA traces found at the crime scene, a local television station reported. Denver's KUSA cited two unnamed sources for the report, which if confirmed would call into question Karr's claim to have committed the 1996 murder of the young beauty queen. US authorities have yet to comment on the television report. Karr, 41, was arrested in Thailand on August 16 on a California warrant over charges of possessing child pornography. He reportedly confessed to Thai police that...
  • Karr Won't Be Charged In JonBenet Case

    08/28/2006 1:09:51 PM PDT · by Neville72 · 82 replies · 2,328+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/28/2006 | Rick Sallenger
    (CBS4) BOULDER, Colo. A CBS4 source close to the JonBenet Ramsey investigation has confirmed that the DNA of John Mark Karr doesn't match that of the foreign DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey's body when she was killed. There will be no charges filed against Karr, CBS4's Rick Sallinger reports. It wasn't immediately clear whether Karr would be released by authorities later on Monday. Karr was given a mouth-swab DNA test while he was in Thailand, a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation has told The Associated Press. The results of that test...
  • Karr cleared in JonBenet Ramsey case

    08/28/2006 3:55:24 PM PDT · by greccogirl · 44 replies · 799+ views
    MSNBC & AP ^ | August 28, 2006
    Karr cleared in JonBenet Ramsey case DNA of suspect in murder no match, but he faces child porn charges in Calif. • Reports: Karr's DNA doesn't match Aug. 28: MSNBC-TV's Susan Filan and Alison Stewart talk about a report that says John Mark Karr's DNA does not match the DNA found at the JonBenet Ramsey crime scene. The Most BREAKING NEWS Updated: 18 minutes ago BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey on Monday, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his repeated insistence...
  • John Mark Karr--DNA NOT A MATCH--DA will not press charges

    08/28/2006 12:37:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 715 replies · 17,014+ views
    Schnitt just announced the breaking news. The DNA for JM Karr is NOT a match for Jon Benet evidence.
  • JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Karr - Case Thread 2

    08/28/2006 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 385 replies · 4,191+ views
    FRee Republic ^ | 8/28/06 | FReepers, et alii
    This is a reference thread with links to previous FR threads discussing the arrest of a suspect, John Mark Karr, in the decade-old cold case concerning the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, plus case resources for continued commentary on investigation of the crime.
  • Man says he might have seen Karr in '96

    08/26/2006 6:53:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 54 replies · 2,313+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8/26/06 | Todd Hartman
    Boulder District Attorney investigator Mark Spray has contacted a man who believes he could have encountered the JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect on a bus in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 1996. Daniel Pride, now of Portsmouth, N.H., said he was at the downtown bus station in Boulder sometime shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a man arrived, behaving strangely and bearing a resemblance to John Mark Karr, arrested last week in the case. He said the man didn't want to be noticed and pulled away when Pride asked if he had a light for a cigarette. The man boarded...
  • False confessions have a long, storied history

    08/25/2006 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 25, 2006 | Carrie Macmillon
    If John Mark Karr didn't kill JonBenet Ramsey, why would he say he did? It wouldn't be the first time someone made a false confession in a high-profile murder case. More than 200 people took credit for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son in 1932. Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas claimed he killed hundreds in the 1970s. Lucas was convicted of 11 murders, and police discredited much of what he claimed from his prison cell, where he died in 2001. "If you look at DNA exonerations, that is just the tip of the iceberg," said Saul Kassin,...
  • Brother: Karr didn't kill JonBenet

    08/25/2006 5:52:05 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 72 replies · 1,856+ views
    Yahoo | 8/25/06
    Brother: Karr didn't kill JonBenet By JON SARCHE and CHASE SQUIRES, Associated Press Writers 39 minutes ago BOULDER, Colo. - John Mark Karr's brother insisted Friday that Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey. "Absolutely not. Emphatically. Without a doubt," Nate Karr said in a television interview. Karr told ABC's "Good Morning America" he was certain his brother spent Christmas 1996, when JonBenet was slain, with his family. "Well I can say almost without question that from the time that John had children he has never missed a Christmas with his family, and that's any Christmas," said Karr, who appeared on...
  • Costa Rica landlord: Karr was a pervert

    08/24/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 2,878+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/06 | Marianela Jiminez - ap
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - John Mark Karr bragged to his landlord's wife that sexually, he was "like a wolf," and said he "liked little boys and girls" when he worked in Costa Rica as an English teacher, his former housemates told The Associated Press. Karr, now jailed in the United States after his arrest in Thailand, faces a Colorado warrant for the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. Karr traveled around the world in recent years, including brief stays in Honduras and Costa Rica, where he rented a room in 2004 from Canadian John Hall, who now teaches at...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer gets Howard Sterned

    08/24/2006 11:22:46 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 45 replies · 2,781+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 24, 2006 | UPI
    NEW YORK -- A notorious prank caller and Howard Stern fan from North Wales, Pa., managed to get onto CNN's "The Situation Room" and was interviewed about the Ramsey case. In a live phone interview Tuesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Thomas Cipriano pretended to be Wendy Hutchens, a California woman claiming that five years ago she had detailed chats about the death of JonBenet Ramsey with murder suspect John Mark Karr, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. "Wendy Hutchens is joining us on the phone right now," Blitzer told viewers. "Wendy, thanks very much for doing this. Tell our...
  • King of Clowns (Song Parody)

    08/24/2006 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies · 276+ views
    My dark Side | 8/24/2006 | Red Badger King of Clowns (Delta Dawn) With apologies to: -Artist: Helen Reddy -Words and Music by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins CHORUS King of Clowns, what's that jumpsuit you have on? Could it be the suit you wear until you die? And did I hear you say that you killed poor JonBenet? You snuck into her mansion in the night? He's forty-one and still looks for a "baby" All the folks 'round Boulder say he's crazy 'cause he walks around town with her murder in his mind Lookin' for a place to confess the crime In his younger days they...
  • Exclusive: 'I Married John Karr At 13'

    08/24/2006 7:56:34 AM PDT · by apackof2 · 71 replies · 1,521+ views
    Quientana Ray was just 12 years old when she met John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old man under arrest for the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Within a year, against her parents wishes, she and Karr, then 19, were married. Ex-Wife Claims She Was Drugged, Abused Ray said she met Karr at a party in Hamilton, Ala.,and he proceeded to seduce her. Her parents, Melissa and Larry Shotts, said they were opposed to the marriage. The couple had a lengthy battle with Ray's parents over the relationship. According to Ray's parents, Karr became more defensive and threatening as they continued to...
  • JonBenet Flimsy (CO Professor fingered false suspects in the past)

    08/23/2006 9:01:19 AM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 57 replies · 1,349+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach New Times ^ | Aug 17, 2006 | TONY ORTEGA
    As the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates, attention turns to CU prof Michael Tracey, who's fingered false suspects in the past. While the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates by the minute, New Times has learned that this isn't the first time Colorado University Professor Michael Tracey has caused a stir by fingering a "prime suspect" in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case — only to be proved wrong. In 2004, Tracey, a British expatriate journalism professor and documentarian, produced a film about the Ramsey murder that aired on British television but not in the United States. By then, however,...
  • Source: Suspect says he hid in Ramsey house

    08/23/2006 5:01:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 1,131+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006; Posted: 5:13 p.m. EDT (21:13 GMT)
    CNN) -- The suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey made additional statements about the child's death once he reached the United States, a source told CNN. As he was being driven to the Los Angeles County jail, John Mark Karr began talking calmly to himself while looking out the window, a source involved in Karr's transfer said.
  • Attorney: Suspect in JonBenet Ramsey killing anxious to return to Colorado (new info)

    08/23/2006 10:21:54 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 18 replies · 974+ views ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | AP
    On Wednesday, Quientana Ray, who married Karr when she was 13, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in a pre-recorded interview that Karr was controlling and used to tell her about fantasies he had about little girls. "I was drugged and things were done to me without me having any idea," said Ray, who is now married with a 4-month old child. Her parents, Melissa and Larry Shotts, said they also discovered letters Karr wrote to their daughter that were signed "S.B.T.C." -- the same initials found on a ransom note left in the Ramseys' home. They did not show the...
  • E-mail explains ransom amount

    08/23/2006 10:19:50 AM PDT · by delacoert · 9 replies · 512+ views
    DAILY CAMERA Online ^ | August 23, 2006 | Todd Hartman and Lou Kilzer, Rocky Mountain News
    John Mark Karr reportedly wrote in a 2005 e-mail to University of Colorado professor Michael Tracey that a check stub on John Ramsey's desk included the figure of $118,000 — the amount included in the mysterious ransom note found at the Ramsey home. If true, the development — reported in recent days by CBS News — could be significant. The check stub and its location, Ramsey's desk, appear to be specific references not commonly discussed in news coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey murder. On the other hand, there has been frequent mention of the $118,000 figure in media stories, mainly...
  • Exclusive home video of JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect (Extreme Mullet Alert!)

    08/22/2006 4:27:42 PM PDT · by keat · 9 replies · 642+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | August 22, 2006
    Video here.
  • Karr family says photo casts doubt on his guilt (No date, Karr not in photo though)

    08/22/2006 12:16:22 PM PDT · by commish · 106 replies · 3,527+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | Mike Morris
    Day 1996 photo that they believe indicates Karr was in Atlanta when the 6-year-old girl was killed in Colorado. Gary Harris, an attorney for Karr's father, Wexford Karr, said Tuesday that the photo is of John Mark Karr's three children, along with a newborn nephew. While John Mark Karr is not actually in the photo, family members "have no recollection of him missing a Christmas until the last five years," Harris said. "They know that if his children were there, he would have been there," the attorney said. "They would have remembered it if they all had shown up and...
  • Ramsey suspect's mother tried to kill him

    08/22/2006 9:37:15 AM PDT · by delacoert · 59 replies · 2,940+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/22/2006
    ATLANTA, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The mother of a man who claims to have killed JonBenet Ramsey tried to kill him when he was very young, a friend of the family said in Georgia. George McCrary, who says he has known Wexford Karr, father of suspect John Karr, for 40 years, said the suspect's mother, Patricia Elaine Adcock, "made a big round donut (of kindling) and put him in the middle of it" when he was a baby, ABC News reported Tuesday. "She just boxed the little baby in and tried to light it," McCrary said, but John's older brother...
  • Karr: I have fun, I have rights, I have the media

    08/22/2006 6:32:22 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 39 replies · 1,680+ views
    News Day ^ | 8/22/06 | James P. Pinkerton
    Inside the mind of John Mark Karr: Don't worry, I won't take you all the way inside my mind - I have to save something for my Barbara Walters interview! But I will tell you three things. I am the logical culmination - or at least predictable result - of three cultural trends visible during my 41 years on this Earth: First, baby-boomer hedonism. Second, rights-based legal proceduralism. And third, the media's enabling of what I regard as "authentic" behavior.
  • Karr confessed to Californians 5 years ago

    08/22/2006 6:59:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 58 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Published August 22, 2006 | Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. -- It was shocking when authorities arrested a suspect last week in the JonBenet Ramsey killing, but in some ways, it's more surprising that it didn't happen years ago. John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old schoolteacher who has said he was with JonBenet when she died in 1996, tangled with California authorities five years ago after telling an acquaintance that he broke into the Ramsey house the night of the slaying.
  • Physician tells of Karr's sex-change plan

    08/21/2006 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 14 replies · 587+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/21/06
    Physician tells of Karr's sex-change plan By Jeremy P. Meyer Denver Post Staff Writer Bangkok, Thailand - A doctor told The Denver Post today he was treating John Mark Karr with hair removal in advance of sex-change surgery. Also, today, an extradition hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. It was not known whether Karr, the suspect in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case, had retained a lawyer. Karr was arrested late Sunday at a Los Angeles airport on a warrant out of Boulder County, after he was escorted out of Bangkok. He's being...
  • True Crime Update-8/22/06-Jonbenet Ramsey

    08/21/2006 5:13:41 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 391+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 8/22/06 | Pat Fish
    Time for some True Crime. What about Jonbenet Ramsey and her so-called pervert killer being imported BACK to the U.S.A by those Colorado prosecutors? Click in because I've got a believable scenario about what really happened to Jonbenet. I also delineate the many problems with this case and all the problems focus right on the Ramseys. Also, book reviews I wrote in 1997 for books about this case and finally, what about this John Karr? How on earth did he murder Jonbenet Ramsey on 12/26/1996 when he was in Georgia that same night? Also, a dead baby found in an...
  • If you thought Tiny Miss Beauty was creepy, don't even glance at this stuff

    08/21/2006 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 83 replies · 4,012+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 08/22/06 | Chris Ayres
    IN THESE polarised and war-weary times, it’s good to know that Americans can agree on one thing: John Ramsey is a total creep. Ramsey is the 63-year-old software entrepreneur whose daughter, JonBenet Ramsey, was beaten and strangled to death in her own home ten years ago. Although neither John nor his wife Pasty were ever charged, he was widely blamed for JonBenet’s killing — and continues to be, even after the death of Patsy from ovarian cancer and last week’s arrest of the teacher John Karr, a child-porn connoisseur who claims that he broke into the Ramseys’ home and murdered...
  • Ramsey arrest: Real evidence

    08/21/2006 1:43:20 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 36 replies · 1,269+ views
    yourhub ^ | Aug 21 06 | Travis Henry
    Since the JonBenet Ramsey case burst back into the spotlight, much of the misinformation fed to the public has emerged again. Here's a little refresher course on what we know is real: The 93-page ruling by a U.S. district judge in a 2003 civil suit was the first real judicial analysis of evidence found at the scene. Judge Julie Carnes examined evidence gathered by police, pointed out shortcomings in the investigation and came to the conclusion that it was more likely that an intruder killed JonBenet than Patsy Ramsey. Here's the evidence we know: - An autopsy report noted injury...
  • Physician Tells of Karr's Sex-change Plan(This is one degenerate S.O.B.)

    08/21/2006 8:53:36 AM PDT · by kellynla · 80 replies · 2,959+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/21/2006 | Jeremy P. Meyer
    Bangkok, Thailand - A doctor told The Denver Post today he was treating John Mark Karr with hair removal in advance of sex-change surgery. Dr. Setthakarn Attakonpan of Siam Swan Cosmetic Clinic in Bangkok said the suspect in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case first came to him March 9 for hair removal on his face, neck and cheeks. "The reason he wanted to do hair removal was because he wanted to do a sex change," Attakonpan told The Post. "He told me he was in the process of medical treatment for cutting off his testicles." Karr completed four treatments at...
  • Karr treatment seen as 'brilliant move' (champagne in first class)

    08/21/2006 6:09:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 22 replies · 1,457+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06
    Karr treatment seen as 'brilliant move' By ROBERT WELLER, Associated Press Writer Mon Aug 21, 12:44 AM ET DENVER - Authorities probably had a very good reason for allowing JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr to live it up on the 15-hour flight to the United States, legal experts say — they wanted him to talk. Denver attorney Larry Pozner, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the royal treatment during Sunday's journey — king prawns, champagne, French wine — was "a brilliant move." "What the cops want most is this guy to talk. They...
  • False Confessions (The story of Karr and his confession in the Ramsey case is a strange one indeed)

    08/20/2006 11:10:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,479+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/21/2006 | Jay D. Homnick
    The story of John Mark Karr and his confession in the case of Jon Benet Ramsey is a strange one indeed. When I first heard the breathless bulletins surrounding the arrest in Thailand, I was reminded of two fictional accounts. One was an award-winning short story in an Alfred Hitchcock collection about a man who planned a murder a year in advance. All through that year he marched into the police station to confess to every murder reported in the press. After the cops had become inured to his serial false confessions he was able to commit the actual killing,...
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    08/20/2006 5:54:05 PM PDT · by lainie · 527 replies · 4,379+ views
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  • Does enough evidence remain to ID Karr?

    08/20/2006 4:36:19 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 33 replies · 672+ views ^ | 8.20.06 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    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...
  • Boulder as its own utopia: Town where JonBenet Ramsey died is tan, tall and smug

    08/20/2006 4:14:17 PM PDT · by Gondring · 35 replies · 962+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, August 20, 2006 | Kimberly Dellaca-Badgett
    [...] I was surprised by my own criticism of a city that people often refer to as paradise. First some facts. Boulder is one of the five richest counties in the United States, but it has the lowest rate of charitable giving in Colorado. [...] [...] Boulder has the second-highest grossing organic food market in the country. [...]Boulder is one of only three counties in Colorado that did not vote for George Bush. But scratch the surface of the utopian bubble and you'll witness people punching each other in the organic market's parking lot over the last available space and...

    08/20/2006 11:07:26 AM PDT · by kcvl · 83 replies · 1,708+ views
    Before takeoff, Karr took a glass of champagne from a flight attendant and clinked glasses with Spray, who sipped orange juice. Dinner on board, served on a starched white tablecloth, was one many passengers would envy. Karr started with a pate, then had a green salad with walnut dressing. The main course was fried king prawn with steamed rice and broccoli. Karr drank a beer, crushing the can with his hands when it was empty, then moved on to a glass of French chardonnay with his main course.