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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN JON BENET RAMSEY CASE

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Man, didn't expect this to ever happen!!!!!

Boulder DA confirms arrest in JonBenet case

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Authorities have announced the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, who was found dead in her Boulder home the day after Christmas 1996, according to reports on MSNBC.STORY TOOLS

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By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News

August 16, 2006

A man arrested in Thailand is being held in connection with the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, law enforcement officials said today.

Federal officials familiar with the case, who spoke with the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said the man was being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges.

A source close to the case identified the suspect as one-time resident of Conyers, Ga., and said he was a school teacher.

The source said that authorities had been focusing on him for some time and that Patsy Ramsey had been made aware prior to her death on June 24 that his arrest was being pursued.

Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacey confirmed arrest Aug. 16, 2006, following several months of a focused and complex investigation. John and Patsy Ramsey both were consulted during the course of the investigation.

The Ramsey family has been notified of the arrest, Lacey said.

The district attorney's office has scheduled a news conference Thursday at 2 p.m. at the justice center.

The girl was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1996.

Law enforcement officials from Boulder were flying to Bangkok to present Thai authorities with documents in the slaying of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant, officials in Washington said.

They asked to remain anonymous pending an announcement in Colorado.

The girl’s parents, Patsy and John Ramsey, had been under an "umbrella of suspicion" in JonBenet’s death. The Ramseys said an intruder killed their daughter. A grand jury investigation in Boulder ended with no indictments, and no arrests had been made in the case.

In 2003, U.S. District Judge Julie Carnes in Atlanta concluded that the evidence she reviewed suggested an intruder killed

JonBenet. That opinion came with the judge’s decision to dismiss a libel and slander lawsuit against the Ramseys by a freelance journalist, who the Ramseys had named as a suspect in their daughter’s murder. The Boulder district attorney at the time said she agreed with Carnes’ declaration.

The district attorney’s has established a web page for information on the case: www.co.boulder.co.us/da

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/loca...4921245,00.html

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What a surprise!

Well, I guess we know what Larry King's covering tonight.

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What a surprise!

Well, I guess we know what Larry King's covering tonight.

... and what CNN will be covering for the next two years.

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Wait... you mean National Enquirer has been wrong all these years? Shocked I tell you, I'm just shocked. :P

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What a surprise!

Well, I guess we know what Larry King's covering tonight.

... and what CNN will be covering for the next two years.

My reaction too.

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I hope they have the right guy but its never made sense that she was abducted and killed in her own home by an intruder. What intruder does that, and how could it happen with everyone home? Having said that, I am not aware of the information that led the District Judge to conclude that was what happened.

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Berigan, do you know if this guy is Muslim? :cool:

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Berigan, do you know if this guy is Muslim? :cool:

why would that matter?

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Berigan, do you know if this guy is Muslim? :cool:

why would that matter?

great press.

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Just popped in to say "who gives a shit"... ;)

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Just popped in to say "who gives a shit"... ;)

:g:rofl:

Since you've said it already, will we be spared the same message from Rooster?

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Berigan, do you know if this guy is Muslim? :cool:

Nah. More likely a liberal atheist. After all, he was a school teacher. :cool:

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The latest from the 'net...

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An American suspected over the murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey during Christmas 1996 has said her death was an accident, a senior Thai policeman said on Thursday.

"He killed the girl by accident," Immigration Police chief Lieutenant-General Suwat Tumroungsiskul told reporters after primary school teacher John Mark Karr, 41, was interrogated a day after his arrest in Bangkok.

"They fell in love with each other. She was very beautiful. So he kidnapped her and killed her by accident," Suwat said.

:o

I hope to god that something was lost in translation...

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"liberal atheist" - redundant? like "Republican crook" -

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I'm I the only one thinking: "This guy is just plain nuts and had nothing to do with it?" Hope I'm wrong but I'm not getting a good feeling about this one.

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I'm I the only one thinking: "This guy is just plain nuts and had nothing to do with it?" Hope I'm wrong but I'm not getting a good feeling about this one.

BANGKOK, Thailand - A former American school teacher said publicly Thursday that he was with JonBenet Ramsey when she died in what he called "an accident," a stunning admission after a decade without answers in the 6-year-old girl's murder. But the suspect's ex-wife said she was with him in Alabama at the time of JonBenet's 1996 death.

John Mark Karr, 41, will be taken within the week to Colorado, where he will face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault, Ann Hurst of the Department of Homeland Security told a news conference in Bangkok.

"I was with JonBenet when she died," Karr told reporters afterward, visibly nervous and stuttering. "Her death was an accident."

Asked if he was innocent of the crime, Karr said: "No."

As he was escorted to his guesthouse to pick up his belongings, Karr told The Associated Press: "I am so very sorry for what happened to JonBenet. It's very important for me that everyone knows that I love her very much, that her death was unintentional, that it was an accident."

Asked what happened when JonBenet died, he said: "It would take several hours to describe that. It's a very involved series of events that would involve a lot of time. It's very painful for me to talk about it."

He told the AP he made "several efforts to communicate with Patricia before she passed away," referring to JonBenet's mother, who died in June, "and it is my understanding that she did read my letters."

No evidence against Karr has been made public beyond his own admission. U.S. and Thai officials did not directly answer a question at the news conference Thursday about whether there was DNA evidence connecting him to the crime.

Karr's ex-wife, Lara Karr, told KGO-TV in California that she was with her former husband in Alabama at the time of JonBenet's killing and she does not believe her former husband was involved in the homicide.

She said her ex-husband spent a lot of time studying the cases of Ramsey and Polly Klaas, who was abducted from her Petaluma, Calif., home and slain in 1993.

:huh::blink:

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Just popped in to say "who gives a shit"... ;)

:g:rofl:

Since you've said it already, will we be spared the same message from Rooster?

Sorry I'm late. Thanks for covering for me, Moose. ;)

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Stupid question: What the heck is Homeland Security doing in this thing. I guess they have nothing else to do than get in on the high-profile, media driven case. Homeland is such a joke...

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I'm I the only one thinking: "This guy is just plain nuts and had nothing to do with it?" Hope I'm wrong but I'm not getting a good feeling about this one.

You are not the only one. I hope this case gets solved, but the way this guy is acting, it's like he's looking for attention.

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I agree. It seems kinda nutty. If this turns out to be a red herring... :rolleyes:

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Seems to me:

#1) he clearly has a thing for children/young girls (reports that he was reassigned from one grade school due to being too "affectionate" with the kids; Thailand and other places in southeast Asia is where pedophiles go on "vacation".

#2) Why would an ex-wife give him an alibi? And why can't her claim be checked out?

#3) He does seem to be unduly interested in the case for a period of time - it could be a classic case of a nut "confessing".

Which would be good because then we can go back to blaming the mother. :ph34r:

OK, that was in poor taste.

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On September 10, 2001, the case leapt back into news when the Daily Camera reported that an email dated August 8 had been sent to Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner from an informant stating that an AOL subscriber had allegedly posted a message on an Internet bulletin board claiming to have witnessed the 1996 slaying of JonBenet Ramsey.

In response, the Boulder authorities contacted the Loudoun County police in Virginia, where AOL's Internet service is based, and requested that a search warrant be filed to "seek information that may lead to the identity of the subscriber."

AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham confirmed that the warrant had been served and complied with within days of the request.

After extensive investigations, the Boulder police later announced that the supposed "confession" was nothing more than a hoax, the work of a 14-year-old Ohio girl.

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murd.../ramsey/15.html

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