The cloud that will follow John Mark Karr has begun. One day after John Mark Karr was released by a Judge as charges were dismissed for insufficient evidence, Karr was detained and questioned by San Francisco police. It appears that John Mark Karr was reported to police as peering into school windows.
The incident occurred at Convent of the Sacred Heart at 2222 Broadway St. – less than 2 miles away from Karr’s attorney’s office, where a press conference was about to begin regarding Thursday’s dismissal of child pornography charges Karr faced in Sonoma County. Karr did not appear at the press conference.
San Francisco police Sgt. Steve Mannina said that at 12:17 p.m., a worker called police and said Karr was in front of the school.
“According to witnesses, a limousine pulled up, he got out, went up to the school and was looking in the window,” Mannina said.
Police pulled over the limousine that Karr was in and questioned him. Karr was found in the car with two people working for the national media. So how long will it be before John Mark Karr is on TV? The over/under is Wednesday of next week. The police then released him as no crime was committed. Is this going to be what Karr’s life will consist of? He is recognizable to everyone and trusted by none.
A police officer pulled over the limousine a short time later, to find Karr in the back with two people working for a national television news program, Mannina said.
Police “determined there was no illegal activity occurring, so they had to let him go,” Mannina said. (CBS4)
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The AP reported this weekend: Police say the received a call from the Convent of the Sacred Heart school, where Karr worked briefly as a teacher’s aide in 2000. School employees told police the limo carrying Karr and two producers for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” stopped near the school. Karr got out, strolled the sidewalk and approached the school’s door.
Police say no laws were broken, but they did take the names of Karr and the producers.Karr was released from jail Thursday after Sonoma County authorities lost critical evidence in a five-year-old child pornography case against him and it was dismissed.
UPATE: ABC canceled the interview with Karr on Friday after he jumped out of the car at the school. “Our producers were quite disturbed by his behavior. No sweeps special. No interview.”
John Mark Karr was extradited to California yesterday from Colorado to face past charges of child pornography. Karr faces 5 counts of child pornography possession that date back to 2001.
Karr, 41, who faces child pornography charges here, spent the night in a Santa Rosa jail after landing at Oakland International Airport late Tuesday.
Five misdemeanor counts of child pornography possession have been pending against Karr in Sonoma County since April 2001, when authorities arrested him and seized his computer, alleging that the hard drive contained five sexually oriented images of children.
John Mark Karr was recently arrested in Thailand and brought back to Colorado in connection with the JonBenet Ramsey murder. It was later determined through DNA that Karr was not a suspect in the crime. However, John Mark Karr still faces the porn charges in California.
Karr pleaded not guilty to all counts and was jailed for six months, but he left the country before he could be tried. Prosecutors decided to pursue the charges after Karr surfaced last month as a suspect in the JonBenet killing.
During preliminary hearings in 2001, Karr’s public defenders waived his right to a speedy trial as they tried to get a judge to invalidate the search warrant that allowed Sonoma sheriff’s deputies to enter Karr’s home and seize his computer.
With all the questionable statements and comments that have come from John Mark Karr since he confessed to the murder of of JonBenet Ramsey, it was not that much of a surprise when the DNA results came back negative. According to reports,the “DNA sample taken from John Mark Karr is not a match with the foreign DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey’s body when she was murdered in 1996.”
Denver – Two sources have confirmed that the DNA sample taken from John Mark Karr is not a match with the foreign DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey’s body when she was murdered in 1996.
Samples of Karr’s saliva and hair were taken in Boulder, CO after his arrival on Thursday. Those samples were tested over the weekend inside the Denver Police Department’s Crime lab.
JonBenet was covered in a blanket when her body was found. Foreign hair fibers were found on that blanket and they did not match any of the Ramsey family or approximately 100 people.
After all this, the DA in Boulder, CO is not going to file charges. What a mighty expensive plane ticket to get John Karr back to Colorado for nothing. Next time the Boulder DA may want to ask the family where a potential suspect may have been before they jump the gun. It is actually amazing that it appears all the DA had was a confession. A confession for and obsessed individual that gets off on murder cases of young girl.
Karr is scheduled to be in court Monday afternoon for an advisement hearing.
Charges related to the JonBenet case are not being filed in Colorado but California may file. Boulder, CO could file different charges for Karr however.
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DNA of Ramsey murder suspect fails to match: report
A DNA sample from John Mark Karr, the key suspect in the notorious murder of six-year old JonBenet Ramsey, does not correspond with DNA traces found at the crime scene, a local television station reported
The longer and more information that comes out on the “confession” of John Karr in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, the more it looks like its a hoax. Many have speculated that the Boulder, CO DA best have more up their sleeve than a confession from what can best be described as a less than stable individual. Could the DA possibly have brought John Karr all the way from Thailand to CO and arrested him on only a confession?
Now the family of John Karr is stating that he was with them for Christmas 1996. John Karr’s father and half brother are both stating that he is not guilty and that Karr was most likely in either Atlanta or Alabama.
Asked if John Karr, who now sits in a Colorado jail awaiting charges in the Ramsey case, could have been involved in the girl’s death, the suspect’s half brother, Nate Karr. said, “Absolutely not. Emphatically, absolutely without a doubt impossible.”
About his son’s apparent television confession in Thailand, Karr’s father, Wexford Karr, added, “I don’t believe a word of it.”
Asked whether Karr was with his family on Christmas 1996, Nate Karr told ABC News, “Well, I can say almost without question that from the time that John had children he has never missed a Christmas with his family â€” and that’s any Christmas. So, whether it be in Atlanta with us or with Lara in Alabama, we are positive that from the time period that he had children that he’s never missed a Christmas with his children.”
John Karr was also provided an alibi by his ex-wife who stated he was not in Boulder, CO.
Karr’s family has said that he was not in Boulder, Colo., at the time of JonBenet’s killing. Lara Karr told ABC News affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco that she was with her former husband in Alabama, where they lived at the time of JonBenet’s killing, and that she did not believe he was involved in the slaying.
John Mark Karr’s next stop will be Colorado. Tuesday, John Mark Karr agreed to go to Colorado to face “possible” charges in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
Boulder County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Carolyn French said Karr had not been formally charged, and described the counts in the warrant as possible charges.
John Mark Karr faces the following possible charges:
In addition to first-degree murder, the counts against Karr in a sealed probable-cause arrest warrant include felony murder, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping and sexual assault on a child.
Felony murder means prosecutors are either accusing Karr of killing JonBenet during the course of a sexual assault or kidnapping, or that he was present while someone else killed the girl.
Felony murder carries the same penalties as first-degree murder: either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
A surprising development in the JonBenet murder case.
A 41 year old man, 2nd grade school teacher has been arrested in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey in Bangkok, Thailand. According to reports he has confessed to elements of the murder. He was being held on a separate sex charge.
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