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Arrest In JonBenet Ramsey Case

by Mark5019 / August 16, 2006 6:58 AM PDT

A Denver television station is reporting an arrest in the JonBenet Ramsey case.

KUSA reports sources close to the investigation say an arrest was made Wednesday in Thailand.

Ramsey family attorney Hal Haddon released a statement to Channel 2 Action News, "The diligent investigation of Jon Benet Ramsey's murder by Boulder D.A. Lacey and detectives working with her has been extraordinary," Haddon told the station. "It is hoped this arrest will bring some closure to the Ramsey family after a 10-year ordeal. We respect the legal process and will have no further comment until the legal process is concluded."

JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in her family's Boulder, Colo. home the day after Christmas in 1996.

Her mother, Patsy Ramsey, died of cancer in June at her father's Atlanta-area home.

Both JonBenet and Patsy Ramsey are buried in a Marietta cemetery.

good i hope they hang this killer if convicted


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It's now "breaking news" at CNN.com
by Josh K / August 16, 2006 7:01 AM PDT

No details yet on who it is.

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they said hes being
by Mark5019 / August 16, 2006 7:13 AM PDT

sent to colorado? more when more is known

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I hope he's the man...
by Maggie6243 / August 16, 2006 8:27 AM PDT
In reply to: they said hes being

I just wish Patsy could have lived long enough to hear this....Maggie

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The talking heads on TV are yabbering on....
by Josh K / August 16, 2006 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: I hope he's the man...

...and on with no more real information than you or I have. We'll just have to wait and see how this pans out.

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And it wasn't
by Glenda / August 16, 2006 8:56 AM PDT

a family member like so many had decided! Too bad this case didn't break while Patsy was alive to see it:(

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i heard on the news
by Mark5019 / August 16, 2006 9:30 AM PDT
In reply to: And it wasn't

they were aware of this but thats what i heard

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by Josh K / August 16, 2006 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: And it wasn't

....both parents knew an arrest was coming. There's still a LOT to be explained, e.g. the "ransom note."

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Yes, still fishy
by duckman / August 16, 2006 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Supposedly....

Unless the Ramsey's knew him, the only way he was caught was that he told someone. This was a cold case very early on.

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Perhaps he repeated the murder in Thailand.
by Kiddpeat / August 16, 2006 10:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, still fishy

It did say he was being held for a crime there as I recall.

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(NT) (NT) No way of connecting him unless he squealed
by duckman / August 16, 2006 10:46 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Something still WAY to fishy
by duckman / August 16, 2006 9:00 AM PDT
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He was in custody ...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 12:22 PM PDT

... on suspicion of unrelated sex charges in Thailand. I heard a radio discussion about this, and it's all unconfirmed, but it is unknown if he knew the family or had contact with them. Lots of unanswered questions. but supposedly he knew details about the case only a perp could have known. One might wonder how sex offenders are treated in Thai prisons. There could be any number of reasons for him to take credit for Jon Benet's murder as extradition to the US would be almost certain, and the DP might well be off the table as a condition of extradition. Spend time in max security prison for life might sound better than general population in Thailand? However this has gone on months so presumably they have some stuff to work on besides a confession.

Evie Happy

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More details
by Evie / August 16, 2006 12:32 PM PDT
John Mark Karr told investigators undisclosed details of 1996 rape and murder of 6-year-old beauty queen in Boulder, Colo., sources say


Learned of this a month before Patsy died. That would be somewhere around end of May then. There's DNA evidence -- have they tried to match it?
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Former 2nd grade teacher confesses "accidental" killing
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 16, 2006 11:30 PM PDT
In reply to: More details

and one other in California. A pedophile, unfortunately. And there's apparently DNA evidence linking him to the scene (that from this morning's TV news)

Former teacher claims he killed JonBenet.

>> A former American school teacher said publicly Thursday he was with JonBenet Ramsey when she was killed and called the 6-year-old's death "an accident," a stunning admission that should help answer 10 years of questions in the unsolved murder case...

"I was with JonBenet when she died," Karr told reporters afterward, visibly nervous and stuttering as he spoke. "Her death was an accident."

Asked if he was innocent of the crime, Karr said: "No."

Later, as he was escorted to his guesthouse to pick up his belongings, he told the AP: "I am so very sorry for what happened to JonBenet. It's very important for me that everyone knows that I love her very much, that her death was unintentional, that it was an accident." <<

The really scary thing is that this pervert was a teacher... Meanwhile, how do you 'accidentally" brutally beat and strangle a 6yo?

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How do you 'accidentally" brutally beat and strangle a 6yo?
by Josh K / August 17, 2006 12:00 AM PDT

I guess the same way you plan to kidnap and ransom a six year old because you "love her."


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by Mark5019 / August 17, 2006 12:18 AM PDT

im wondering how he will change it to not guilty in our courts?

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I still say,
by duckman / August 17, 2006 1:03 AM PDT

Arrest the parents. I don't think this guy did it

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We'll have to wait and see of course ...
by Evie / August 17, 2006 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I still say,

... but as details come out, family members speak, etc., I already have serious doubts at this point. He never lived in Colorado -- Alabama until 4 years ago then California. The man seems to be obsessed with child murder cases in general. If the Ramseys knew this man wouldn't you expect a public acknowledgement of this? If only to limit the rampant speculation going on now?

Months apparently this has been in the works. Surely they've at least done a general handwriting comparison with that ransom note by now?? *SIGH* :(:(

Evie Happy

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You want to arrest the mother posthumously?
by Josh K / August 17, 2006 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I still say,

She died a couple of months ago.

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(NT) (NT) WOW, Really????
by duckman / August 17, 2006 7:56 AM PDT
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Yes, really...
by J. Vega / August 17, 2006 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) WOW, Really????

She's burried next to JonBenet in the family cemetary plot.

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(NT) (NT) I know that
by duckman / August 17, 2006 8:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, really...
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This is interesting
by Evie / August 17, 2006 3:05 AM PDT
The American suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey told investigators that he drugged and had sex with the 6-year-old beauty queen before accidentally killing her, a senior Thai police officer said Thursday.

An autopsy on Ramsey said a blood screening showed no drugs or alcohol in her body but said she had vaginal abrasions.

I've heard others comment on the autopsy results which are apparently public so that part is not in error.

Cannot our law enforcement in international cases like this to request NO such media circusses and leaks from Thailand?
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(NT) (NT) they can ask but thats all
by Mark5019 / August 17, 2006 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: This is interesting
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I think it's a false confession..........
by Tony Holmes / August 17, 2006 6:58 AM PDT
In reply to: This is interesting

I heard an interview with Dr Michael Baden from HBO "Autopsy" this afternoon on the Sean Hannity Show.

He echoed what you just said,in that the "confessed" suspect stated he had drugged her and the strangulation was an accident.

He said there were no drugs or alcohol in her system and also said he questions how the linear skull fracture she had could have been "accidental"? The whole crime scene smelled of being choreographed.

Someone nailed her in the head with a heavy object and not accidently.

He did mention that it won't be hard to find out if this clown is involved.He said that DNA was recovered from the child's panties and from under her fingernails.

All the authorities have to do is check this moron's DNA with that found on the victim and they will have a home run if the samples match.

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My gut instinct is that it's false too ...
by Evie / August 17, 2006 7:57 AM PDT

... after the first few mea culpas, when the details about how he says he drugged and raped her were revealed, many of the pundits who were more intimately aware of every detail ever revealed about the case started to backtrack and question what is going on.

Also find it interesting that the college prof that had been corresponding with him and tipped the Boulder officials off has been researching and writing a book about how the Ramsey's didn't do it.

There is DNA but no se-men (had to put the dash as the word is filtered!!). No drugs. Without getting too graphic, there is evidence of some penetration but not likely rape by adult male. Still a DNA match would be slam dunk, but if inconclusive ...

He had a wife and kids at the time. It was Christmas time. The ex believes he was with the family in Alabama that year at Christmas.

Developing ... (as Drudge would say)

Evie Happy

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If the DNA doesn't match, the guy will probably be returned
by Kiddpeat / August 17, 2006 9:42 AM PDT

to Thailand to face charges there. That doesn't sound like a great outcome for him.

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The more I read about him....
by Josh K / August 17, 2006 11:12 PM PDT

....the more convinced I become that he's an obsessed "fan" who may actually be crazy enough to believe he was involved in killing her. Some of his statements do not jibe with the evidence. Three things will decide this for sure -- the DNA comparison with the evidence found on Jon Benet's fingernails, a handwriting comparison with the ransome note and a foot size comparison with some footprints that were found that don't match anyone in the family.

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i think your right
by Mark5019 / August 18, 2006 12:35 AM PDT

i bet once hes back here in usa he will recant

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After hearing the evening news last night, I'm starting
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 17, 2006 11:13 PM PDT

to agree, Tony. The claim that he picked her up at school (on Christmas Eve, when school was closed) also makes his confession uncredible.

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