Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

According to this Yahoo news release, John Mark Karr won’t be charged in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, leaving the 10 year old murder case still unsolved. (Hat tip to somnilista, FCD.)

Colorado prosecutors won’t 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, two local TV stations reported on Monday.

Amid skepticism over Karr’s claims to have been with the former Little Miss Colorado when she died, legal experts said that it would be difficult to bring the case to trial without a DNA match.

Its quite disappointing news to all involved, I’m sure. I know that everyone wanted to have some closure in the case.


  1. #1 JaysonB
    August 28, 2006

    I just hope there isn’t any retribution. I can see plenty of people, having already convinced themselves that mr. carr is the killer, feeling that her murderer is being set free, and therefore wacking the guy.

    Do we know if he’s done other pedophile stuff, or is he a talker and not a walker?

  2. #2 Shelley Batts
    August 28, 2006

    Well, he was charged with some other sex crime in Thailand, so I assume they’ll still get him for that. And I can probably assume that his teaching career is kaput.

  3. #3 somnilista, FCD
    August 28, 2006

    I thought he had been charged with something in California before he left the country.

  4. #4 Paul Atreides
    August 29, 2006

    This guy belongs in a mental institution. I hope he gets help…

  5. #5 somnilista, FCD
    August 29, 2006
  6. #6 romunov
    August 30, 2006

    All this to keep american kids/adults attention off the REAL issues. You know, clean water, clean air, Iraq, Iran, Constitution stomping… That sort of thing.

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