CNN Is reporting the following:
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) -- One-time JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr was offered a plea deal Tuesday on child pornography charges
that would free him on probation.
Assistant District Attorney Joann Risse said prosecutors would waive three of the five child pornography possession charges against him if he pleaded
guilty on two remaining charges.
Karr, 41, would get credit for time served and would be placed on probation for three years. He also would be required to register as a sex
Defense lawyer Robert Amparan said that he would discuss the deal with Karr but that he still believes his client is innocent.
Amparan said the public had received a "false picture" of Karr, whom he described as a "Southern gentleman with a sense of humor."
Karr's bail was set at $200,000 after Judge Cerena Wong called him a flight risk. Karr spent several months in the Sonoma County jail in 2001
awaiting trial on the child porn charges and fled after being released.
Amparan would not say whether his client could afford bail but said Karr would remain behind bars for now.
Karr, a schoolteacher, was arrested August 16 after making phone calls and writing e-mails suggesting he killed Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen, in
her Boulder, Colorado, home in December 1996. He was returned to the U.S. from Thailand only to have the Ramsey case collapse.
DNA tests failed to connect Karr to the crime, and investigators had no evidence he was in Boulder at the time of the slaying.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Should this man recieve freedom? Should he be psycologically examined?
Supposedly he had a book deal in the works and was looking to get rich off of the story so maybe he is twisted & brilliant.
Something just does not seem right with Karr. Time behind bars or some time in a psych ward should be in his future. If he willingly plead guilty to
this crime and knew he was innocent, could or should he be charged for his actions?
Seems so wrong that he can do this and possibility profit.
[edit on 20-9-2006 by chissler]