Friday, August 18, 2006

Arrest in Ramsey Case Presents More Questions - New York Times

Looks like the suspicion many have had about this wacko is stronger this morning: "Something about an anonymous e-mail message to a University of Colorado journalism professor in May, part of a voluminous four-year correspondence about the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, persuaded the professor to approach the police and led to the arrest of an American schoolteacher in Bangkok this week as a suspect in the girl’s killing.

The teacher, John M. Karr, surrounded by security officers, at first said nothing during a tumultuous news conference in Bangkok yesterday, not even when the Thai immigration commissioner said Mr. Karr had essentially admitted to the murder at the Ramsey home in Boulder, Colo.

When reporters and cameras clustered around him, he finally said in a Southern accent, “I was with JonBenet when she died,” calling her death “an accident.” Asked if he was innocent, Mr. Karr answered, “No.”

But by day’s end, it remained unclear whether Mr. Karr’s confession was genuine or the product of a troubled, attention-seeking man who had already exhibited a fervent fascination in the sexual abuse of children in general and in the death of JonBenet Ramsey in particular.

“There is a great deal of speculation and a desire for quick answers,” the district attorney of Boulder County, Mary Lacy, told an army of reporters on the sun-baked plaza outside the Boulder Justice Center on Thursday. “We should all heed the poignant advice John Ramsey gave yesterday. Do not jump to judgment. Do not speculate. Let the justice system take its course.”"


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