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Suspect Cleared in Ramsey Case After DNA Tests
By KIRK JOHNSON
Published: August 29, 2006
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 28 — The case against John M. Karr in the 1996 killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey collapsed Monday when DNA tests refuted Mr. Karr’s claims that he had committed the crime.
The announcement by the Boulder County district attorney, Mary T. Lacy, incited a storm of questions about why Mr. Karr, 41, had been believed in his admissions and how he could have led prosecutors into what became an elaborate global farce. Hordes of reporters had tracked Mr. Karr’s journey, from his apprehension in Thailand nearly two weeks ago to his return to the United States.
In a motion asking a judge to dismiss the arrest warrant, Ms. Lacy wrote that Mr. Karr’s obsession with the case and its details, combined with his own statement of guilt, had compelled her to act first and test later. But in the end, she said, his words were all there was.
“No evidence has developed, other than his own repeated admissions, to place Mr. Karr at the scene of the crime,” she wrote. “Mr. Karr was not the source of the DNA found in the underwear of JonBenet Ramsey.”
So what happened while this was on cable news? Anything?
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