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Arrest not a goof for the Boulder district attorney  0

Posted on August 28th, 2006. About News and Politics.

Despite the fact that the DNA evidence in the decade-old JonBenet Ramsey murder case did not match that of suspect John Mark Karr’s, I still don’t think the Boulder D.A. goofed on this one. Here’s what MSN has to say about it:

Defense ‘deeply distressed’
“The warrant on Mr. Karr has been dropped by the district attorney,” public defender Seth Temin said outside the jail, a few hours before he was cleared in the Ramsey case. “They are not proceeding with the case.”

“We’re deeply distressed by the fact that they took this man and dragged him here from Bangkok, Thailand, with no forensic evidence confirming the allegations against him and no independent factors leading to a presumption that he did anything wrong,” Temin said.

Well, except for Karr claiming he loved JonBenet, and that he was with her the day that she died. And the fact that he was absolutely obsessed with the case. And that he was wanted on child pornography charges in other cases. But sheesh – according to Karr’s attorneys, the Boulder D.A. really shouldn’t have arrested him without forensic evidence. Come on! There are LOADS of cases where a suspect is found guilty in a court of law when DNA evidence is not even available! My guess is, had DNA been unavailable, Karr could have been convicted for insisting that he was there at the time of Ramsey’s death. Juries have definitely convicted with less.

So when Karr’s attorney is outraged because his client was arrested on “a presumption that he did anything wrong,” well – let’s just put it this way: if I don’t want people to presume that I robbed a bank, I’m not going to claim to anyone that I robbed a bank.

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