Kiddie porn charges dropped against Karr

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- California child pornography charges were dropped Thursday against John Mark Karr, who was for a time a suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey.

John Mark Karr porn trial to proceed

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Former JonBenet Ramsey suspect John Mark Karr's trial on child pornography charges is set to begin as scheduled.

Plea deal may free Karr

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.

Prosecutor defends Karr arrest

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Boulder, Colo., district attorney has defended the decision to arrest John Mark Karr, who was cleared in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey by DNA evidence.

No DNA match in JonBenet case

DENVER, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Officials in Boulder, Colo., Monday briefly released John Mark Karr after DNA tests failed to link him to the killing of little beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

No interviews with JonBenet suspect

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado judge has ruled that neither the prosecution nor the press can interview the suspect in JonBenet Ramsey's killing without his lawyer's permission.

Karr's family claims he is innocent

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The father and brother of John Mark Karr, the suspect in the 1996 Colorado murder of JonBenet Ramsey, said Friday they do not believe he committed the crime.

Ramsey suspect arrives in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- John Mark Karr, a suspect in the 1996 killing of JonBenet Ramsey, arrived in Colorado Thursday afternoon, to face charges in the case.

Sister: JonBenet's parents kept open house

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Patsy Ramsey's sister says that the former teacher suspected of killing JonBenet Ramsey might have attended a Christmas party at the Ramsey home that year.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer gets Howard Sterned

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A notorious prank caller and Howard Stern fan from North Wales, Pa., managed to get onto CNN's "The Situation Room" and was interviewed about the Ramsey case.

Karr's family expects exoneration

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the family of the man accused of the Boulder, Colo., killing of JonBenet Ramsey has said the family believes he will be exonerated.

Ramsey suspect Colorado-bound

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The man who claims to have killed 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey waived extradition in a Los Angeles court Tuesday and will be sent back to Colorado.

Cable TV gives JonBenet tabloid treatment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The latest turn in the JonBenet Ramsey case highlights differences between U.S. broadcast networks' news coverage and cable's sensationalism, a report says.

Confessed child killer back in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey a decade ago, John Mark Karr, has arrived in Los Angeles.

Karr on his way home from Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey a decade ago, John Mark Karr, was on his way back to the United States from Thailand Sunday. Thai police escorted the U.S. schoolteacher to Bangkok airport for deportation, Fox News reported.
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John Mark Karr
Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy explains the dropped charges against John Mark Karr during press conference at the Boulder Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado August 29, 2006. Boulder District attorney Lacy dropped charges against JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr as his DNA sample did not match evidence in the case. EDITORIAL ONLY (UPI Photos/Paul Aikens)

Alexis Valoran Reich (born December 11, 1964), who is a male-to-female transsexual formerly known as John Mark Karr, is an American citizen who in 2006 falsely confessed to the unsolved murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey. She has, on other occasions, faced a number of other criminal charges.

Karr was born in Conyers, Georgia and spent his early childhood in Atlanta. His father, Wexford Karr, married Patricia Elaine Adcock on August 21, 1958, when he was 37 and she was 18. Wexford filed for divorce in 1973, eleven years into marriage, saying the marriage was "irretrievably broken," and that the boys were in his custody. Soon after, Wexford Karr, then 52 years old, married 29-year-old Susan Simpson, his neighbor in the same apartment complex. His marriage with Simpson ended in divorce six months later.

A family friend, Jonathan McCrary, has said that Karr's mother believed John Karr was possessed by demons. His mother allegedly built a pyre of kindling around him and attempted to burn him alive as an infant. Adcock was committed to the Central State Hospital, a mental hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, and later lived in a group home, according to her stepmother Shirley Adcock.

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