Skip to comments.CA: Bail set, plea deal offered to John Mark Karr
Posted on 09/19/2006 2:52:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
One-time JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr was offered a plea deal Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court on child pornography charges that would free him on probation.
Assistant District Attorney Joann Risse said prosecutors would waive three of the five child pornography possession charges against him if he pleaded guilty on two remaining charges.
Karr, 41, would get credit for time served and would be placed on probation for three years.
Defense lawyer Robert Amparan said he would discuss the deal with Karr, but said he still believes his client is innocent.
Amparan said the public had received a "false picture" of Karr, whom he described as a "Southern gentleman with a sense of humor."
Karr's bail was set at $200,000, after Judge Cerena Wong called him a flight risk. Karr spent several months in the Sonoma County jail in 2001 awaiting trial on the child porn charges and fled after being released.
Amparan said he did not know if his client could afford bail.
Karr, a schoolteacher, was arrested Aug. 16 after making phone calls and writing e-mails suggesting he killed Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen, in her Boulder, Colo., home in December 1996. He was returned to the U.S. from Thailand only to have the Ramsey case collapse.
DNA tests failed to connect Karr to the crime, and investigators had no evidence he was even in Boulder at the time of the slaying.
Risse argued against releasing Karr.
"This defendant represents a potential threat to the children of this community," Risse said.
How I played the system and got a 6 figure book deal.
...and hormonally induced breast growth.
As soon as he inks a Lifetime movie deal, he can afford that sex change op...
Lock up this screwball before he actually kills some innocent child.
Captain High Pants Rides Again, (or how I made an ass of the denver prosecutors and got a free ride home)
each image of kiddie porn is legal evidence of child rape ... way to go California, letting him walk...
I hear that.
He ought to be charged with being a 2nd Degree a$$hole. Why do I say 2nd ? Because the Boulder D.A. ought to be charged with being a 1st Degree a$$hole for buying his bull$hit story and saddling the taxpayers for his extravagant extradition transport from Asia. Anyone with a brain can figure out one or both of the Ramseys were responsible for their daughter's murder. Only the moronic liberal 'Rat D.A.'s there couldn't put 2 and 2 together.
I wouldnt be suprised if they nominated Rose bowl queen for 2007.
I knew it when this SOB said he killed Jonbeney when he was under arrest in Thialand he was pulling a scam. He got his sorry ass out of Thailand so the couldn't put himn in their jail. If people thought the Gulags were bad haven't looked at these peoples jail.
So let's send his fetid ass packing back to Thailand-I'm sure they will do the right thing.
Strange, absolutely, and perhaps one of the most (and deliberately) botched murder investigations in the past several decades. The problem with the Ramseys is that they were involved with local politics ('Rat, of course) and had links up to then-Gov. Roy Romer (another 'Rat who interestingly refused to do anything about the botched investigation), so there was one reason why they were given such incredible preferential treatment from the start (using just basic common-sense, the parents should've been the #1 suspects given the dynamics).
Add to that, the Boulder D.A. supposedly had almost zero experience with murder investigations (IIRC, her murder was the ONLY one in Boulder that particular year), something that could've been better handled by calling in experts from down the road in Denver (where murders are a frequent event).
Personally, I was one of those that believed there was some sort of sick sexual abuse going on (frankly, anyone involved in those child beauty pageants creep me out, some consider it nothing but a cover for pedophiles). Now if the father or mother themself didn't actually murder their child, they surely knew who did, and probably was someone involved with those pageants, ostensibly a "well respected" person (of whom has never been convicted of a crime, if the DNA has never been able to match an existing convicted sex offender -- assuming the DNA wasn't a plant, though I don't want to sound too conspiracy-minded here !). Of course, if it came to light, and that person was found, it might've blown open that entire nefarious community. In the end, it may only be known to God precisely what happened, but there is simply no way the parents were not directly or peripherally responsible for their child's death. Of course, now one of them is gone, and whatever the father knows, absent finding this "person", he will take it to the grave.
*One added thing, the father tried to run for the Michigan House of Representatives -- as a Republican (!) -- in 2004. Fortunately, the state party and activists were sufficiently unnerved by the guy to deny him a primary nomination.
Well, I hear that Boulder is a very liberal community, and nothing that happens in liberal communities surprises me anymore. In addition, I also hear that it is a fairly wealthy community. Rich liberals indulging themselves, and then covering it all up afterwards, using all means at their disposal, would not surprise me either I suppose. I shudder to think about what must happen behind closed doors in some of the ultra-wealthy, ultra-liberal communities in the San Francisco Bay area.
However, if he was so well-connected in democrat circles, and so "comfortable" living in liberal Boulder, why did John Ramsey try to run for office as a Republican in Michigan?? Seems that if he was so well-connected with such powerful dems, he should have run as one. In addition, I would think that dems would be more inclined to vote for someone like him, as opposed to Republicans.
As I said before, very strange stuff!! You are unfortunately right, we may never know what really happened.
Yup, Boulder is one of those ultrarich, ultra-White, and ultra-liberal communities, and they aims to keep it that way (in every way -- especially the racial part. Rich White liberals are THE most racist group of people you'll ever meet -- if not necessarily in what they "support", but in how they act).
According to other sources, John Ramsey had moved around a bit, from Colorado, to Georgia, to Michigan. When he announced he was running for office as a Republican, a collective "WTF ?!?" came out of almost everyone's mouths. For all we know, he might've tried to do it just to embarrass and damage the party (imagine if he had been indicted for the murder -- as a sitting Republican legislator !). It was, after all, when Roy Romer finally left the Governor's office that the new Republican Governor (in 1999), Bill Owens (before he went RINO) held a press conference publicly blasting the Ramseys (though stopping short of saying straight out what many folks believed -- they were guilty as hell, but the inferrence was there).
Like you said, it just gets stranger and stranger. We just have to trust in the Lord that He will be just in rendering final judgment on the guilty parties. Only He knows where Patsy Ramsey is right now. At least we know which direction the poor, innocent JonBenet went...
John Ramsey was always a Republican. It was his attorney, Hal Haddon, that was the connected-up Dem in CO.
Yeah, I'm sure he was a Republican in the same way a lot of ones that hob-nob with liberal 'Rats and give beaucoup $$ to are. A sleazy RINO.
Oh, I believe wholeheartedly in JR's sleaziness, will not dispute that in any way, but he wasn't a Boulderite like you're thinking of.
I DONT KNOW IF THE PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE AWARE THAT THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER MAN ARRESTED IN AUSTRALIA!! I AM FROM JOHN MARK KARRS HOMETOWN OF HAMILTON AL. JAMES LEROY DAVI HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON THE CHARGES OF RAPE, SEXUALL TORTURE, AND SODOMY!!! HE WAS JOHN MARK KARRS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR AND FREIND!!!! SOMETHING IS GOING ON THAT WE THE PUBLIC ARE NOT BEING MADE AWARE OF!! IT IS WAY TO COINCEDENTAL THAT A FEW WEEKS AFTER JMK ARREST THAT THEY HAVE ARRESTED JAMES LEROY DAVI!! AROUND THE SAME TIME OF J.B. DEATH JAMES LEROY DAVI TOLD PEOPLE HE WAS GOING TO TRAVEL THE COUNTRY!!!
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