I still believe there’s a serious possibility Karr’s not guilty, but this case certainly has provoked a tabloid media frenzy (again), with all sorts of witnesses getting their 15 minutes of fame by showing up and offering lurid accounts, many of which are totally uncorroborated, but make for a good, sleazy news story.
[quote]Quientana Ray was just 12 years old when she met John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old man under arrest for the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Within a year, against her parents wishes, she and Karr, then 19, were married. . .
“I was drugged and things were done to me without me having any idea,” said Ray. . .[/quote]
Incidentally, she’s a hottie today.
[quote]Karr later married a second time, to Lara Karr, who was 16 when their twin daughters died the day they were born on Sept. 1, 1989. . .
Ray’s parents said they discovered letters Karr wrote to their daughter that were signed “S.B.T.C.” – the same initials found on a ransom note left in the Ramseys’ home.
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[quote]The suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey visited a clinic to have facial hair removed permanently because he wanted a sex-change operation, a doctor said Monday.
John Mark Karr had his sideburns and hair under his chin removed with lasers at the Siam Swan Cosmetic Clinic and its branches in downtown Bangkok during four sessions from March to July, said Dr. Setthakarn Attakonpan.
“He wanted to prepare himself to do a sex-change operation,” said Setthakarn, a dermatologist[/quote]
He does look fairly girly; definite sex-change candidate.
[quote]A family friend tells ABC News Karr’s mother tried killing him as an infant, saying Patricia Adcock basically tried setting him on fire. . .
In a shocking statement 76-year-old George McCrary says when John Karr was an infant, his mother Patricia, “Made a big round donut [of kindling] and put him in the middle of it.”
Adding she boxed him inside, until his older brother ran in before it caught fire.
He says Patricia was later committed to a mental institution. [/quote]
[quote]A notorious prank caller and Howard Stern fan . . . was interviewed about the Ramsey case.
In a live phone interview Tuesday with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Thomas Cipriano pretended to be Wendy Hutchens, a California woman claiming that five years ago she had detailed chats about the death of JonBenet Ramsey with murder suspect John Mark Karr, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.
“Wendy Hutchens is joining us on the phone right now,” Blitzer told viewers. “Wendy, thanks very much for doing this. Tell our viewers how you got involved with John Mark Karr.” The fake Wendy then proceeded to explain that she met Karr through a relative.
“So then what happened after that?” Blitzer pressed. “When did the e-mail, when did the talk of JonBenet Ramsey begin?” The fake Wendy replied, “It started around September of 2001, when he told me that he knew more about the JonBenet Ramsey case than what anybody else had known – and that he was instructed to kill JonBenet by Howard Stern.” [/quote]
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I don’t know what to believe, but seems like everyone’s having a jolly old time with this story. I haven’t had so much fun since the OJ trial.