The long, strange story of John Mark Karr came to a close yesterday as Boulder, CO prosecutors decided to drop their case against him in conjunction with the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr isn’t out of trouble, not by a long shot. He’s set to be extradited to California where he faces other criminal charges.
The prosecutor’s documents stated “no evidence has developed, other than his own repeated admissions, to place Mr. Karr at the scene of the crime.”
In a bizzare way, I think this development brings us even closer to a book deal. Now, we’ll be subjected to the inevitable “John Mark Karr tells his side of the story!” interviews on television and all the ubiquitous TV “experts” will fall over themselves trying to explain his psychological make-up.
And of course, since he’s no longer a suspect in the Ramsey murder, he’ll be able to actually cash a check for speaking on his role in falsely confessing to the crime. The laws prohibiting defendants from cashing-in on their crimes won’t apply here. Karr still faces heinous and stomach-churning charges in California, but he’ll be able to get paid to reveal “his side of the story” in regards to the strange trip from Thailand to Colorado.