I guess I was right

I guess I was right

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against Jhn Mark Karr, the guy who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey. The DNA tests show he didn’t do it.

Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case Monday against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his insistence he sexually assaulted and strangled the 6-year-old beauty queen.

Just a week and a half after Karr’s arrest in Thailand was seen as a remarkable break in the sensational, decade-old case, prosecutors suggested in court papers that he was just a man with a twisted fascination with JonBenet who confessed to a crime he didn’t commit.

I guess my instincts were correct:

Earlier, well, yesterday now, after reading a news account about the arrest of John Mark Karr in Thailand after he confessed to the killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, a decade ago, I said to Melanie that something was bothering me about the case. I had a strange suspicion that perhaps this was an unstable perv who got so obsessed with the case that he created a delusion that inserted him into the event.

Meanwhile, Karr’s public defender is acting a little unstable himself.

Defense attorney Seth Temin expressed outrage that Karr was even arrested. “We’re deeply distressed by the fact that they took this man and dragged him here from Bangkok, Thailand, with no forensic evidence confirming the allegations against him and no independent factors leading to a presumption he did anything wrong,” Temin said.

Yean, no evidence… except confession to sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl and killing her. Never mind his open discussion of his sexual fascination with little girls. And those pending child p0rn charges in California. No, nothing at all.

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1 comment
  • DNA tests can’t prove a negative, so they didn’t prove that he didn’t do it.  Rather, they failed to connect him with the crime scene.  If some other evidence were to connect him with the crime (e.g., fingerprints, handwriting), he could again become a suspect.