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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 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.

2006-08-25 21:46:15

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr asked a judge on Friday to stop prosecutors, at least for now, from testing DNA from the schoolteacher or forensic evidence in the decade-old case. The request came amid a series of legal maneuvers the day after Karr returned to Boulder, Colorado, where the child beauty queen was found strangled to death on December 26, 1996. Karr is due for his first Boulder court appearance on...

2006-08-25 21:31:25

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr asked a judge on Friday to stop prosecutors, at least for now, from testing DNA from the schoolteacher or forensic evidence in the decade-old case. The request came amid a series of legal maneuvers the day after Karr returned to Boulder, Colorado, where the child beauty queen was found strangled to death on December 26, 1996. Karr is due for his first Boulder court appearance on...

2006-08-25 21:27:34

By Dan Whitcomb BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Lawyers for JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr asked a judge on Friday to stop prosecutors, at least for now, from testing DNA from the schoolteacher or forensic evidence in the decade-old case. The request came amid a series of legal maneuvers the day after Karr returned to Boulder, Colorado, where the child beauty queen was found strangled to death on December 26, 1996. Karr is due for his first Boulder court appearance on...

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 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...

2006-08-23 16:33:04

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Schoolteacher John Mark Karr, suspected of killing child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey 10 years ago, awaited extradition to Colorado on Wednesday as newly reported comments by him fueled doubts over his claims of involvement in the notorious unsolved crime. Los Angeles Sheriff's officials said Karr, 41, would not be leaving for Colorado on Wednesday. They declined to say when he would be turned over to authorities in the town where the...


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