JonBenet Murder Suspect's Relatives Offer Book, Movie Rights to Agent

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  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    LOS ANGELES — John Mark Karr's relatives offered the movie and book rights to the family's story Wednesday in hopes of hiring a high-level attorney to defend the schoolteacher against charges he killed 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
    Karr's father and brother hired actor, author and producer Larry Garrison to represent them in any media deals and to help them find a top attorney to represent Karr, who is in a Los Angeles jail awaiting transfer to Colorado to face allegations he killed the girl in 1996.

    Garrison told AP that while the family's film and book rights are secured, no money has changed hands yet. He said he promised the Karrs a portion of any money made by the effort.
     
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  3. Sherlockmom

    Sherlockmom New Member

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    This is so hilarious. On the one hand they claim Karr is innocent. So if he is innocent what story are they going to sell? Who wants to buy movie rights to the movie about the guy who DIDN'T kill JBR?

    The only story worth selling is the one that has Karr as JBR's murderer. A story about a pathetic pediophile who wants to be a girl and confessed to a crime he didn't commit isn't book or movie worthy. Ho hum. We see it every day on COPS.

    This family has to decide which way they want it. I don't think I've seen a family lawyer up and look for the money faster than this one.
     
  4. Shelayne

    Shelayne New Member

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    Niiiiiice.

    This is becoming all too typical. The hands are already out, before HIS handcuffs (in CO) are even on.

    You know, I am starting to see quite clearly why this family wasn't very close.
     
  5. kazzbar

    kazzbar Inactive

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    Ooh, how ugly this is getting.Knew something was odd about the family when the brother kept saying'he's a great family man' Yeah, like hell.This family are really low in the gutter if they are claiming innocence whilst trying to sell the story of the guy that killed little John Benet. I think they 'stink' if this is true.:sick: :sick: :sick:
    Angry this is making me!
     
  6. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    In Britain, criminals are not allowed to profit from their crime. is this not so in America?
     
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    That is true. They aren't in America as well. I am not sure how they have the contract worded to get around this law.
     
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    I think police, jurors,witnesses who testify,or criminals should not be ble to profit from crimes.I believe it taints their testimony. This is my opinion only.
    Amy

     
  9. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Of course it taints their testimony. IMO too.
     
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    Malapoo New Member

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    He can't directly profit, but I'm not sure it extends beyond him. While you can argue that hiring a great lawyer is profit directly to him, I'm just not sure how that "law" is written preceisely?
     
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    he hasn't been convicted yet so he can profit up until the time of conviction. after which point, the victim's family can sue him for any money that he may have collected. The family can profit at any point in time as long as none of that money ever transfers to the "convicted" defendant. Then the victim's family can sue them for any money they collected.
     
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    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    This is sickening.
     
  13. Cigar

    Cigar New Member

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    Books on pedophiles just don't sell. Diane Dimond painfully discovered that when her book on Michael Jackson flopped right out of the gate. Karr could sell his story to the National Enquirer, but that's about it.
     
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    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Apparently they are attempting to raise money for raising money for a high-powered attorney to defend Karr.

    Click for link
     
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    cheko1 New Member

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    Are these people for real????

    He is a flipping nut case who cares about a movie or book about him???
     
  16. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Would a high-powered attorney even touch this guy? Maybe a wannabe, but then they'd probably do it for airtime, er, free. :rolleyes:
     
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    What was being reported last night was there have already been 3 dozen offers for free legal representation. There are many lawyers salivating for this coverage IMO.

    OB
     
  18. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    They haven't known if he was dead or alive for five years. His father thought he was dead.

    But they want to make sure he has a good attorney now that he is alive.

    Guess it wasn't a big concern that he might be languishing somewhere in a foreign prison.
     
  19. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Hello Texana,:)
    Good post,thank you.
    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows
     
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    Actually, the Son of Sam Law was overturned by the Supreme and a convicted creep CAN profit. Nancy Grace talks about it all time.
     
  21. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    Um, actually Larry Garrison appeared on CNN a day or so ago to say that claims of his securing the rights to a tv or book deal were false.
     

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