posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 12:11 PM
N O T E S
Homicide, the unlawful taking of a human life. Some states use classes or degrees to indicate the nature of the crime.
Capital Murder. The most serious. Usually requires to have been committed during the commission of another felony.
Murder. The premeditated taking of another’s life.
Manslaughter. The unpremeditated taking of a human life under circumstances that give the perpetrator an opportunity to stop.
Reckless homicide. A person is killed when the perpetrator is engaged in irresponsible conduct likely to cause serious or fatal injuries to
Every accused person has the right to offer evidence in 1) justification, 2) mitigation or 3) excuse. Such examples as,
self defense, in defense of another and acting under mistaken belief.
Facts. We have heard Mr. Karr say he was present when JonBenet died. He has related facts that were supposedly known only to the perpetrator,
such as the inside layout of the house and footprints in the snow. Offsetting this damning information is the psychological makeup of Mr. Karr. It is
obvious he is suffering from more than one diagnosable psychiatric disorders.
This intense media coverage of the case flies in the face of ever providing a forum for a fair trial for Mr. Karr. The Boulder police have
been scourged for mishandling the investigation from the beginning. Any elected prosecutor’s pre-trial public statements must be taken in the
context of electoral politics.
There are professional ethical considerations that may be honored in the breach.
So with all this in mind, and based on what you think you can believe about this crime, I ask you to vote;
1) Yes, Mr Karr is guilty of harming JonBenet
2) No, Mr Karr is not guilty of harming JonBenet
3) Hung Jury. Mistrial. I cannot decide if he is guilty or innocent.
[edit on 8/28/2006 by donwhite]