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Plea deal may free Karr

Sept. 20, 2006 at 3:39 PM   |   Comments

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The man who claimed to have killed JonBenet Ramsey -- John Mark Karr -- has been offered a plea deal in Santa Rosa, Calif., that would let him go free.

The Sonoma County District Attorney's office Wednesday offered Karr three years probation if he pleads guilty to two 5-year-old misdemeanor counts of possessing child pornography, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Chief Deputy District Attorney Joann Risse said three other counts would be waived if Karr accepts the deal.

Karr's trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 2.

Karr, who worked as a California school teacher in 2001, disappeared five years ago before his trial on the charges. He was arrested Aug. 16 in Thailand and was brought back to the United States when he claimed responsibility for the 1996 slaying of Ramsey. However, DNA evidence exonerated him in the case.

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