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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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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.
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August 24, 2006 | From Times staff and wire reports
John Mark Karr spent Wednesday isolated in a 6-by-9-foot Los Angeles County Jail cell a day after a judge ordered him extradited to Colorado in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. "Our goal is to keep him safe and secure," said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. "We are watching him very carefully." Karr, 41, has admitted to being with the 6-year-old beauty queen when she was killed in Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1996. He was taken into custody in Thailand last week.
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September 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
John Mark Karr, the fugitive teacher arrested and later cleared in the death of JonBenet Ramsey, arrived in California late Tuesday to face child pornography charges, weeks after DNA testing proved that he could not have killed the young beauty queen. Karr, 41, arrived at Oakland International Airport with considerably less fanfare than when he wined and dined on a flight from Thailand and was greeted by a crowd of reporters in Los Angeles.
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August 19, 2006 | Ralph Vartabedian and Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writers
As the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation unfolded in his adopted hometown, University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey became convinced of two things: This would allow him to examine what's wrong with American journalism. And someone needed to come to the defense of the girl's parents, who were fingered as suspects. Today, after producing three TV documentaries on the subject, the British-born academic finds himself not just an observer of the case, but a key player.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
John Mark Karr was freed Thursday after a judge dismissed child pornography charges against the onetime suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying because prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to take the case to trial. Judge Rene Chouteau ordered Karr released immediately, bringing an end to his two-month odyssey in the U.S. criminal justice system after he was extradited from Thailand in the Ramsey case. He left Sonoma County Jail flanked by his attorneys and rode off in a black Volvo SUV.
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August 17, 2006 | Richard Fausset and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Authorities in Thailand arrested an American man Wednesday in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, a major breakthrough in a decade-long mystery. The case has outlasted numerous investigators, spawned bitter lawsuits and media frenzies, and riveted a public that has followed a shifting cloud of suspicion that settled for a time over the young girl's parents. A source close to the investigation identified the suspect as John Mark Karr.
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January 29, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The JonBenet Ramsey slaying took another tortuous twist with a report that a grand jury had indicted the 6-year-old's parents in 1999. But the prosecutor then in charge of the case, Boulder Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter, decided not to sign off on the charge of child abuse resulting in death, according to a report by the Boulder Daily Camera . The case eventually dissipated without a conviction. The Camera cited multiple unidentified sources, including jurors who are bound by law to remain silent on grand jury proceedings -- which are conducted in secret and intended to shield citizens from weak prosecutions.
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July 10, 2008 | DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writer
JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen whose slaying has stymied investigators in this college town for more than a decade, did not die at the hands of her family, the Boulder district attorney said Wednesday. New DNA evidence supports the theory that an unidentified man killed the child, Mary Lacy said.
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