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Case Against JonBenet Suspect Collapses
Prosecutors had nothing to go on except Karr’s bizarre claims
AUGUST 28–Colorado investigators today provided the first insight into what led them to arrest John Mark Karr for the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. In a motion to quash Karr’s arrest warrant, the Boulder County district attorney this afternoon revealed that they had little more than Karr’s bizarre claims–contained in e-mails, phone calls, and a 153-page manuscript delivered to a University of Colorado journalism professor–to support their belief that he murdered the six-year-old beauty queen in December 1996. The prosecution’s motion, a copy of which you can find below, provides a detailed account of the Karr probe, which collapsed today shortly after test results showed that Karr’s DNA did not match samples taken from the crime scene. Until April, Karr’s lengthy (and anonymous) correspondence with Professor Michael Tracey only reflected his “intense interest” in the Ramsey case, the D.A.’s motion notes. After that point, though, Karr began to claim “more personal knowledge” about the child’s slaying and eventually “admitted personal responsibility for the death.” Using the pseudonym “Daxis,” Karr even forwarded Tracey a manuscript that described his “fascination with the sexuality with young girls, and his involvement with the death of JonBenet Ramsey.”
It amazes me that so many people had already condemned this man, based only on speculative fiction propogated by the media hype. Several blogs even wrote about how disappointed they were that the parents were off the hook and the exciting, strange mystery had finally been solved.
How can people be so conclusive. Even with the most damning of evidence, my mind would still remain in a state of “hmmm….” It’s just not that easy for me to shift into, “well, that’s what the TV says!”
I walk a very fine line between the world of Conspiracy Theorists and Sheep, but that fine line is wide enough for me to walk freely, keep asking questions in the face of what I am told is true, and to think for myself.
I wish more people walked along that line.