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  • 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.