BANGKOK, Thailand – A former American school teacher said publicly Thursday that he was with JonBenet Ramsey when she died in what he called “an accident,” a stunning admission after a decade without answers in the 6-year-old’s murder. “I am so very sorry for what happened to JonBenet,” he told The Associated Press.
John Mark Karr, 41, will be taken within the week to Colorado, where he will face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault, Ann Hurst of the Department of Homeland Security told a news conference in Bangkok.
“I was with JonBenet when she died,” Karr told reporters afterward, visibly nervous and stuttering. “Her death was an accident.”
Asked if he was innocent of the crime, Karr said: “No.”
No evidence against Karr has been made public beyond his own admission. U.S. and Thai officials did not directly answer a question at the news conference Thursday about whether there was DNA evidence connecting him to the crime.
Karr’s ex-wife, Lara Karr, told KGO-TV in California that she was with her former husband in Alabama at the time of JonBenet’s killing and she does not believe her former husband was involved in the homicide.
i dont know what the real story is, or all the details… though i certainly do remember the story of that beautiful little girl, JonBenet, which was plastered everywhere… kinda amazing that after 10 long years, they’ve finally made an arrest in the case… and to be honest, this guy looks like a fucking psycho, doesnt he? and this crazy asshole was a school teacher? *geeeeesh*