August 16, 2006

JonBenet Ramsey Murder Arrest in Thailand

JonBenet Ramsey
Details are sketchy, but it seems a man who used to be a school teacher in Conyers, Georgia, USA has confessed in Thailand to the Christmas, 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. News stories are popping up all over, the Rocky Mountain News, Channel 9, and a Florida station having more depth than the others so far. I hope they have the right man. Unlike their Colorado counterparts, the Thai police can be very effective interrogators.

Thailand has a reputation for its freewheeling sex industry. Back in the day, you could get a couple of made to measure suits and a half dozen silk shirts tailored while you were entertained by some of the most beautiful women on earth. By the time the ladies were finished with you, your suits were finished as well. The prices have probably changed, but not much else.
Update: Fox news has the perpetrator named: " John Karr, a 41-year-old second grade teacher. Karr is already being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges."
Update: Suspect Karr confesses, but, "It was an accident." Mr. Karr's on-line resume - he was looking for a job teaching your kids.
Addendum: I think that once the criminal career of Mr. John Mark Karr is more fully known, it will be obvious why I don't think John Monetti, the New York teacher who came to Nebraska to commit child rape upon an autistic girl, will return to Nebraska to face justice. There are just too many places like Thailand and Viet-Nam where nasty, perverted child molesters think they can go. Places where the only way to get jammed up is if your antagonists (in this case, the Ramsey family's private investigators) have more bribe money than you. And, like Mr. Monetti's defenders have argued in comments to the Plains Feeder's coverage of his escapades in Nebraska have said, "It might have been true love."

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