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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...

2006-08-28 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...

2006-08-24 20:07:08

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - After a week of speculation, skepticism and bizarre revelations, teacher John Mark Karr arrived in Colorado on Thursday, where the probe into his possible involvement in the murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was described as "in its very early stages." Karr, 41, who was arrested in Thailand last week, was flown from Los Angeles to Colorado, driven to a Boulder jail in a van with darkened windows and booked into custody. Karr, who...

2006-08-24 15:18:01

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Schoolteacher John Mark Karr left Los Angeles on Thursday on a plane bound for Colorado, where he is wanted for questioning over the 1996 murder there of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, local television reported. Karr, who was arrested in Thailand last week and claimed 6-year-old JonBenet's death was an accident, left Long Beach airport on a Colorado state plane. Karr, 41, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, could be seen on local television boarding the...

2006-08-17 15:17:51

By Keith Coffman BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - An American schoolteacher said he was with 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey when she died, but questions surfaced over his story a day after his arrest in Thailand. A Colorado prosecutor cautioned that more work remained in the case. John Mark Karr, 41, who was arrested in a dramatic breakthrough in the sensational 1996 murder, spoke to reporters on Thursday while being escorted by authorities in Bangkok. Asked if he was innocent,...

2006-08-17 15:00:25

Corrects status of child pornography case in paragraph 13 as reported by Denver Post By Keith Coffman BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - An American school teacher told reporters he was with 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey when she died, but as questions arose over his story a day after his arrest in Thailand, a U.S. prosecutor said more work remained in the case. John Mark Karr, 41, who was arrested Wednesday in a dramatic breakthrough in the 1996 slaying in Boulder, spoke to...

2006-08-17 10:00:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Mark Karr's correspondence with a professor who made documentaries on the JonBenet Ramsey case was key to his arrest in the decade-old slaying, a private investigator was quoted as saying. Karr, 41, arrested Wednesday in Bangkok, began an exchange of hundreds of e-mails with University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey four years ago, revealing critical information about the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty-pageant star, investigator...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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