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    False Confession Accepted?

    Wasn't sure where to ask this question, so I started this thread, sorry if it has been discussed already. I did want to make this question into a poll but I don't know how to do it, if anyone else knows, maybe they could help?

    It hasn't been unheard of for some fruitcake to make a false confession to a crime they didn't commit and I think this is the case here at the moment.

    I don't believe for one minute that Karr murdered Jonbenet and I think the Police and the Ramseys know this themselves only too well. However, I believe they will jump at the opportunity to use Karr as a scapegoat and accept his false confession just to close the case, and to get a big smug pat on the back in the process?
    Call me a cynic but if it is proven 100% and without a shadow of a doubt that this nutcase did murder Jonbenet, I will still always believe that the Ramseys played a part in it somewhere along the line - "if you act suspiciously, you get treated suspiciously"!!

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    If Karr didn't commit this crime and the Police know he didn't, do you think they will accept his confession to close this case?

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    Don't think you can just go on his confession alone - think you still need evidence to back it up ---

    My question is, though, at the PC yesterday (if that is what you want to call that), it was said that Karr had been being watched for a while and LE didn't make a move until they thought they had all they needed to get him - now they are saying they don't really have anything - YET??!!!???

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco
    Don't think you can just go on his confession alone - think you still need evidence to back it up ---

    My question is, though, at the PC yesterday (if that is what you want to call that), it was said that Karr had been being watched for a while and LE didn't make a move until they thought they had all they needed to get him - now they are saying they don't really have anything - YET??!!!???
    I understand what you are saying, so therefore could they not "make the evidence/confession fit"? I mean, if this guy is innocent and doesn't get himself a lawyer, then he might as well just lay his head on the block now and get it over with, because the Police will have a field day otherwise?

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    Clipped from CNN'c home page: www.cnn.com


    At the time of his arrest, Karr was under investigation for an unrelated sex crime, two law enforcement sources told CNN. Officials in Bangkok said he had traveled to Thailand -- a country notorious for its child sex trade -- five times in the past two years.

    Karr on Tuesday started a new job as a second-grade teacher at a school in Bangkok.

    Karr's brother, Nate, told Atlanta Fox affiliate WAGA that his family will provide information Friday to prove the allegation that Karr killed Ramsey is "just ridiculous."

    Karr's ex-wife, Lara Karr, said she also doubted his admission that he had killed Ramsey, saying the couple were together in Alabama that entire Christmas season.

    Lara Karr filed for a protective order in October 2001 to keep him away from her and their three sons, citing his child pornography arrest that April. In court documents she said that in 1996 -- months before Ramsey was killed -- an Alabama school district had dropped Karr as a substitute teacher because of concerns he was "too affectionate" with children.


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    Travelled 5 times to Thailand; previous sex crimes; known child predator... just a few items in Karr's vile basket of lures and hooks. Ugh, it's times & people like this when I feel maybe the DP isn't a bad idea after all. His perverted curiosity in child-molestation has sifted him out of the woods - there might just be unsolved crimes in USA he's linked to. If so, bet he didn't think his 'innocent' emails to Tracey would backfire and snag him. Despicable creature!

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    I don't think police can simple accept a confession in the absence of actual evidence. I say this because it's a known fact that evertime there is a high profile murder, a dozen confessors come out of the woodwork! If the guys confesses because of some mental issues, he needs to be protected.

    If it's a slam dunk case against him and he confesses, then I think prosecution can go ahead without a trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poco
    Don't think you can just go on his confession alone - think you still need evidence to back it up ---

    My question is, though, at the PC yesterday (if that is what you want to call that), it was said that Karr had been being watched for a while and LE didn't make a move until they thought they had all they needed to get him - now they are saying they don't really have anything - YET??!!!???
    It does have a lot of weirdness to it-I dont know what to think..he may be behaving like a sicko does-i wouldnt expect him to be normal-if he was normal he would say he didnt do it.
    Its possible he has a motive and I think alot has to be done before he can be believed.
    I think we just have to be patient..and let the process take over..obviously if he sisnt do it they will be able to figure that out pretty fast..If he wasnt anywhere near Boulder for one thing??
    I dont know if he is the guy-but I still dont think the ramseys did it. Maybe they are one step closer to something..maybe he is part of a group of sicko's and he knows who did it or planned it with someone esle..
    I wouldnt be surprised if he is making it up-if he is a liar then he could just want the attention-god Its not the kind of attention I would want.
    However, he did not go to the police to confess-they went to him and apparently he confessed to it..If he wanted attention wouldnt he have gone and confessed on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayelles
    I don't think police can simple accept a confession in the absence of actual evidence. I say this because it's a known fact that evertime there is a high profile murder, a dozen confessors come out of the woodwork! If the guys confesses because of some mental issues, he needs to be protected.

    If it's a slam dunk case against him and he confesses, then I think prosecution can go ahead without a trial.
    I agree-its only if they can verify it beyond a reasonable doubt that they can accept it and then I dont believe a trial will take place..I think he will simply be sentenced.
    I was also thinking about how everyone is disputing that he could be the guy since he said it was an accident?
    The thing is I would say it was an accident to avoid the punishment of premeditation.
    And he sounds like a pedophile in so far as minimizing what happened.
    It doesnt mean it was accidental just cuz he is saying so.
    (I know it wasnt-but him saying that it was does not mean it is a false confession in and of itself)

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    False confessions abound throughout history---200 people confessed to a similar crime in the 1930's, the home abduction and murder of the child of Charles Lindhberg---dozens claimed they were the Boston Strangler in the 1960's--Henry Lee Lucas killed 3,but he falsely confessed to 360 murders--why do people do this? nobody really knows

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    from everything i've heard + watching the news conference, i think they have nothing but those emails & this goofy confession.....that's why the DA made it clear that they would have liked to have had more on him, but was worried that he would flee & because they felt he was a risk to the children he had just started to teach....(he was hired on at a school in Thailand just days before this all went down).....

    what i don't understand is, if they had been watching his movements for the last 3 weeks, how come they didn't get some kind of DNA at that time??...via a coffee/drink cup, a cigarette or something???

    seems to me that they didn't get all their 'ducks in a row' before this went down...it was obvious to me that the DA did not want to give this press conference, but was pressured to do it, because the media got hold of it...i heard a TH say that they probably wanted to quietly get him back here, THEN do their investigation....

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    last night on "greta" she as much as said the boulder DA had been "had". ie there is nothing to this guy regarding jon benet except an un-healthy fantasy life! although i have not watched greta since the peterson case, i did make an exception the night this story broke and again last night.

    while i do not believe this man killed jon benet, i think he was a definite danger to little children and for that alone i am thankful he is in custody and i hope he is put where he can not harm children any longer.


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    I heard on Fox and Friends this morning that one of the reasons they arrested him when they did was to try and prevent something happening as he was supposedly going to start a teaching job in Thailand.

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    Since eary yesterday, as Karr's statements became public, hi whole "confession" began to unravel. Every news and talk show covering this story (are there ay that aren't) has interviewed respectible people who have knowledge of this case who say they do not believe this guy did it. I think that Franks and the Ramseys thought that they had a good one to put the finger on because he WANTED to be the one and he has a history of child predation. They were not counting on him making such ridiculous claims that would show him as a liar right off. So, I think the investigation of who killed JonBenet is back to square one -- either the Ramseys did it or some unknown person. However, this Karr guy needs to be off the streets and I think they have enough on him with the child porn case to do that. I expect some more charges against him will come out so that he will not be hunting down vulnerable children around the world any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by close_enough
    from everything i've heard + watching the news conference, i think they have nothing but those emails & this goofy confession.....that's why the DA made it clear that they would have liked to have had more on him, but was worried that he would flee & because they felt he was a risk to the children he had just started to teach....(he was hired on at a school in Thailand just days before this all went down).....

    what i don't understand is, if they had been watching his movements for the last 3 weeks, how come they didn't get some kind of DNA at that time??...via a coffee/drink cup, a cigarette or something???

    seems to me that they didn't get all their 'ducks in a row' before this went down...it was obvious to me that the DA did not want to give this press conference, but was pressured to do it, because the media got hold of it...i heard a TH say that they probably wanted to quietly get him back here, THEN do their investigation....
    what is strange is that they had plenty reason to arrest him for the unrelated sex charge. He was a fugitive from the law..they did not need any excuses to arrest him for JBR murder.
    He could be held till trial on the porn charges because he would not get bail a second time-he is a flight risk by virtue of past behaviour..so it doesnt make sense that they had to hurry..
    I mean because they couldnt risk him being lost to them again.
    He could be locked up for 6 months or more waiting for a trial on the porn charges and the feeling charges that could be added.
    They had more time if they wanted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kato
    I heard on Fox and Friends this morning that one of the reasons they arrested him when they did was to try and prevent something happening as he was supposedly going to start a teaching job in Thailand.
    but that wasnt necessary-he could have been arrested on the other charges and held for a very long time-they did not have to charge him on the murder and they could have kept it all under wraps from the public by not saying anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtv
    but that wasnt necessary-he could have been arrested on the other charges and held for a very long time-they did not have to charge him on the murder and they could have kept it all under wraps from the public by not saying anything.
    Yes, the CA charges. Just relating what I heard.

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