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2008-07-10 09:00:05

By CATHERINE TSAI By Catherine Tsai The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old girl, saying they were "deeply sorry" for putting the family under a cloud of suspicion that hung heavy for more than a decade. New DNA tests, which focus on skin cells left behind from a mere touch, point to a mysterious outsider. They came too late to clear the name of JonBenet's mother, Patsy, who died...

2008-07-10 09:00:05

By Lisa Ryckman Twelve years after JonBenet Ramsey's murder, science took a leap that provided new hope of finding her killer and led authorities to exonerate her family. On Wednesday, Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy announced that a new method of collecting and analyzing DNA generated powerful forensic evidence that an unidentified man murdered 6- year-old JonBenet in her home on Christmas night 1996. Lacy also gave JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, a written apology, expressing deep...

2006-09-01 03:34:32

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The syndicated newsmagazines got a ratings bump with their coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey murder case arrest during the week ending August 20, according to Nielsen Media ratings data issued Thursday. Nearly all of the newsmagazines were up both from the previous week and from the same period a year ago thanks to the August 16 arrest of schoolteacher John Mark Karr, a suspect in the murder of 6-year-old Ramsey nearly a decade...

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...

2006-08-28 23:36:19

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who made worldwide headlines by confessing to one of America's most notorious unsolved crimes, the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, was abruptly dropped as a suspect on Monday after the case against him collapsed. Prosecutors dismissed the arrest warrant against Karr just hours before he was due for his first Colorado court appearance in the 10-year-old case after DNA tests failed to link him to the...

2006-08-28 20:54:36

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who made worldwide headlines by confessing to one of America's most notorious unsolved crimes, the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, was abruptly dropped as a suspect on Monday after the case against him collapsed. Prosecutors dismissed the arrest warrant against Karr just hours before he was due for his first Colorado court appearance in the 10-year-old case after DNA tests failed to link him to the...

2006-08-28 19:22:01

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who made worldwide headlines by confessing to one of America's most notorious unsolved crimes, the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, was abruptly dropped as a suspect on Monday after the case against him collapsed. Prosecutors dismissed the arrest warrant against Karr just hours before he was due for his first Colorado court appearance in the 10-year-old case after DNA tests failed to link him to the...

2006-08-28 17:43:52

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado prosecutors said on Monday they would not charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey because tests showed his DNA did not match DNA found in her underwear. The decision by Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy to drop her arrest warrant against the 41-year-old school teacher was made public about an hour before he had been due for his first Colorado court appearance. That hearing was...

2006-08-28 16:12:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Colorado prosecutors will not charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey after tests showed his DNA does not match DNA found in her underwear, Karr's attorney said on CNN. "The warrant on Mr Karr has been dropped by the district attorney. They're not proceeding with this case," Karr's lawyer, Seth Temin, said on CNN.