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September 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Onetime JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr rejected a plea deal that would have given him probation in exchange for a guilty plea on child pornography charges, his lawyer said Thursday. The deal would have waived three of the five misdemeanor child pornography possession charges against Karr if he pleaded guilty to the two other ones. His trial was set for Oct. 2.
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July 8, 2007 | From Times News Reports
John Mark Karr, who made what turned out to be bogus claims of killing JonBenet Ramsey, was jailed after a domestic argument at his father's house in suburban Atlanta. He was arrested on charges of battery and obstruction after officers received a 911 call from the Sandy Springs house about an argument among Karr, his girlfriend and his father. Officers took Karr to a hospital after he complained of chest pains, then took him to jail.
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September 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Boulder County officials spent $29,726 on the arrest, extradition and court appearance of John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the death of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr was cleared in the case. The Boulder district attorney's office said about $6,000 went for business-class tickets to fly Karr and an investigator to California from Bangkok, Thailand, where he was arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Onetime JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr rejected a plea deal that would have given him probation in exchange for a guilty plea on child pornography charges, his lawyer said Thursday. The deal would have waived three of the five misdemeanor child pornography possession charges against Karr if he pleaded guilty to the two other ones. His trial was set for Oct. 2.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2007 | From Times News Reports
John Mark Karr, who made what turned out to be bogus claims of killing JonBenet Ramsey, was jailed after a domestic argument at his father's house in suburban Atlanta. He was arrested on charges of battery and obstruction after officers received a 911 call from the Sandy Springs house about an argument among Karr, his girlfriend and his father. Officers took Karr to a hospital after he complained of chest pains, then took him to jail.
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August 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Mark Karr, 41, a suspect in the death a decade ago of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, was scheduled to depart Bangkok, Thailand, on a Thai Airways flight and arrive in Los Angeles this evening. Officials did not say when or where he would continue to Boulder, where he faces charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. After his arrest Wednesday in Thailand, Karr said he was with the child when she died. Her body was found in the basement of her family's home on Dec. 26, 1996.
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August 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
John Mark Karr, 41, waited in a private jail cell in Boulder for a court appearance Monday in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, while a public defender sought to protect DNA samples taken from his client and a sample of his handwriting. Deputy Public Defender Seth Temin filed a flurry of motions asking the judge to prohibit prosecutors and police from conducting any DNA testing without first notifying the court and the defense.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2006 | Stephanie Simon and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr, the itinerant schoolteacher arrested in the decade-old killing of JonBenet Ramsey, saying his DNA did not match blood recovered from the crime scene. Less than two weeks after flying Karr from Thailand to face charges -- an event that set off an international media circus -- Boulder County Dist. Atty.
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August 22, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
John Mark Karr lunched on a bologna sandwich, carrots and an apple in the Los Angeles County jail Monday, a day after he washed down seafood with champagne aboard a flight from Thailand to face charges in the decade-old slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr is scheduled to appear in court early today to announce whether he will oppose extradition to Colorado, where 6-year-old JonBenet was killed on Dec. 26, 1996. If Carr waives extradition, he could be quickly handed over to Colorado authorities.
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August 21, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
John Mark Karr, the suspect in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday night aboard a Thai Airways International flight from Bangkok. Federal immigration officials processed Karr shortly after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. He was taken into police custody on a Colorado warrant, informed of the charges against him and taken by helicopter to the Twin Towers Jail in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.
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September 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Boulder County officials spent $29,726 on the arrest, extradition and court appearance of John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the death of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr was cleared in the case. The Boulder district attorney's office said about $6,000 went for business-class tickets to fly Karr and an investigator to California from Bangkok, Thailand, where he was arrested.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi and Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writers
The governor has ridiculed her, former colleagues have criticized her, and constituents have demanded that she be run out of town. But Boulder County Dist. Atty. Mary Lacy on Tuesday defended her decision to arrest John Mark Karr on suspicion of killing 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey -- a move based solely on his repeated confessions to a journalism professor he had contacted by e-mail and phone. Those confessions were lurid, but not always accurate or telling.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2006 | Stephanie Simon and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr, the itinerant schoolteacher arrested in the decade-old killing of JonBenet Ramsey, saying his DNA did not match blood recovered from the crime scene. Less than two weeks after flying Karr from Thailand to face charges -- an event that set off an international media circus -- Boulder County Dist. Atty.
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August 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
John Mark Karr, 41, waited in a private jail cell in Boulder for a court appearance Monday in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, while a public defender sought to protect DNA samples taken from his client and a sample of his handwriting. Deputy Public Defender Seth Temin filed a flurry of motions asking the judge to prohibit prosecutors and police from conducting any DNA testing without first notifying the court and the defense.
NATIONAL
August 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The man suspected of killing 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was brought to Colorado on Thursday, even as the Boulder district attorney's office acknowledged in court papers that its investigation "is still in its very early stages." John Mark Karr told reporters in Thailand, where he was arrested last week, that he was with the child beauty queen when she died in 1996; her body was found the day after Christmas. Karr was flown to Los Angeles on Sunday and waived his extradition hearing Tuesday.
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August 23, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
A "stressed" John Mark Karr agreed Tuesday to be sent to Colorado to face charges in the death a decade ago of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. Karr looked pale in his first court appearance in the United States, and his lawyer described him as "getting a little bit stressed out." "Yes, your honor," Karr responded when a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge asked him if he understood that he could fight extradition.
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August 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The man suspected of killing 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was brought to Colorado on Thursday, even as the Boulder district attorney's office acknowledged in court papers that its investigation "is still in its very early stages." John Mark Karr told reporters in Thailand, where he was arrested last week, that he was with the child beauty queen when she died in 1996; her body was found the day after Christmas. Karr was flown to Los Angeles on Sunday and waived his extradition hearing Tuesday.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi and Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writers
The governor has ridiculed her, former colleagues have criticized her, and constituents have demanded that she be run out of town. But Boulder County Dist. Atty. Mary Lacy on Tuesday defended her decision to arrest John Mark Karr on suspicion of killing 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey -- a move based solely on his repeated confessions to a journalism professor he had contacted by e-mail and phone. Those confessions were lurid, but not always accurate or telling.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
John Mark Karr lunched on a bologna sandwich, carrots and an apple in the Los Angeles County jail Monday, a day after he washed down seafood with champagne aboard a flight from Thailand to face charges in the decade-old slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr is scheduled to appear in court early today to announce whether he will oppose extradition to Colorado, where 6-year-old JonBenet was killed on Dec. 26, 1996. If Carr waives extradition, he could be quickly handed over to Colorado authorities.
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August 21, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein and Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writers
John Mark Karr, the suspect in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday night aboard a Thai Airways International flight from Bangkok. Federal immigration officials processed Karr shortly after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. He was taken into police custody on a Colorado warrant, informed of the charges against him and taken by helicopter to the Twin Towers Jail in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.
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