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2006-08-30 02:23:50

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Two weeks after the stunning arrest of John Mark Karr for the long-unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, Colorado prosecutors on Tuesday tried to explain how the case fell apart and were left wondering if they would ever find her killer. Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy, who came under withering criticism after abruptly dropping Karr as a suspect on Monday, defended her handling of the arrest and said her office was...

2006-08-29 19:48:44

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Two weeks after the stunning arrest of John Mark Karr for the long-unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, Colorado prosecutors on Tuesday tried to explain how the case fell apart and were left wondering if they would ever find her killer. Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy, who came under withering criticism after abruptly dropping Karr as a suspect on Monday, defended her handling of the arrest and said her office was...

2006-08-25 14:31:16

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - It was "impossible" for John Mark Karr to have killed JonBenet Ramsey because he was with his family in another state when the child beauty queen was slain nearly 10 years ago, his half-brother said on Friday. Nate Karr's comments offered emphatic support for an alibi initially offered by an ex-wife to John Karr. The 41-year old schoolteacher is expected on Monday to make his first court appearance in Boulder, Colorado, where 6-year-old...

2006-08-24 16:53:00

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - After a week of speculation, skepticism and bizarre personal accounts, schoolteacher John Mark Karr headed for Colorado on Thursday where he is suspected of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Karr, 41, who was arrested in Thailand last week and claimed JonBenet's death was an accident, left Los Angeles on a Colorado state plane, authorities in Colorado said. Karr is wanted in Boulder on five counts of murder, kidnapping...

2006-08-24 01:29:38

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - California investigators told Colorado authorities about John Mark Karr's "fascination" with JonBenet Ramsey's murder in 2001 during a wide-ranging probe of the schoolteacher, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday. The disclosure came as Karr, 41, awaited extradition from Los Angeles to Boulder, Colorado, where 6-year-old JonBenet was found strangled to death in her home on December 26, 1996. Karr...

2006-08-24 00:33:30

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - California investigators told Colorado authorities about John Mark Karr's "fascination" with JonBenet Ramsey's murder in 2001 during a wide-ranging probe of the schoolteacher, a spokesman for the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said on Wednesday. The disclosure came as Karr, 41, awaited extradition from Los Angeles to Boulder, Colorado, where 6-year-old JonBenet was found strangled to death in her home on December 26, 1996. Karr...

2006-08-22 12:48:49

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ordered schoolteacher John Mark Karr sent to Colorado to face charges that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Karr, 41, who was arrested in Thailand last week, waived his right to fight extradition from California, clearing the way for him to be sent to Boulder, Colorado, where JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her home on December 26, 1996. Los Angeles...

2006-08-18 02:33:19

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities hope to deport the American accused of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey to the United States this weekend, officials said on Friday as questions surfaced over the schoolteacher's story. John Mark Karr, 41, arrested in Bangkok this week, told reporters he was with six-year-old JonBenet when she died but her death at Christmas a decade ago was an accident. Casting doubt on his story, his ex-wife Lara told...

2006-08-18 01:19:07

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities hope to deport the American accused of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey to the United States this weekend, officials said on Friday as questions surfaced over the schoolteacher's story. John Mark Karr, 41, was arrested in Bangkok on Wednesday and charged with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Speaking to reporters the next day, Karr said he was with six-year-old JonBenet when she died but her death...

2006-08-17 17:36:56

By Keith Coffman BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - A U.S. teacher professed love for JonBenet Ramsey and said he was with the child beauty queen when she died, but questions surfaced over his story a day after his arrest in Thailand for her murder a decade ago. A Colorado prosecutor suggested on Thursday that the arrest of 41-year-old John Mark Karr came sooner than she would have liked, prompted by "exigent circumstances," and cautioned that more work remained to be done in the case....


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  • To talk saucily.
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