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John Mark Karr DNA doesn't match! DUH!

BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - A DNA sample taken from John Mark Karr, the schoolteacher who claims to have been with child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey when she died, does not match DNA found in her underwear, a local TV station reported on Monday.


Denver's KUSA-TV cited two unnamed sources in the report, which comes hours before Karr, 41, was due for his first Colorado court appearance. Amid skepticism over his account, legal experts have said that a DNA match was critical to the prosecution case.
Prosecutors have disclosed none of their evidence against Karr, who claims he was with the former Little Miss Colorado when she died by "accident." Under Colorado law, formal charges usually must come within 72 hours of a defendant's initial court appearance.
The DNA found on the little girl's underwear was identified as belonging to a white male but has never been matched to a suspect in the murder, which for 10 years has baffled police and fascinated Americans.

A spokeswoman for the Boulder district attorneys office could not immediately be reached for comment.
Other evidence at the crime scene included a foot print found near JonBenet's body in the basement of her home and a palm print on a nearby door.
JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, found the girl's battered body in the basement on December 26, 1996, about seven hours after her mother stumbled on a bizarre letter claiming that she had been kidnapped and demanding $118,000 ransom.
JonBenet had been strangled to death with a garrote made from supplies found in the home, her skull fractured and her mouth duct-taped. Forensic evidence suggests she had been sexually assaulted.
Members of Karr's family insist he was out of state at the time of JonBenet's murder and could not have been involved in the crime.

BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado prosecutors won't charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey after tests showed his DNA does not match DNA found in her underwear, two local TV stations reported on Monday.

Denver's KUSA and KCBS both cited unnamed sources close to the investigation in the reports, which came just hours before Karr, 41, was due for his first Colorado court appearance.

Amid skepticism over Karr's claims to have been with the former Little Miss Colorado when she died, legal experts said that it would be difficult to bring the case to trial without a DNA match.

A spokeswoman for the Boulder district attorneys office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Prosecutors have disclosed none of their evidence against Karr, who after his arrest in Thailand professed his love for child beauty queen JonBenet and said she died by "accident."

Under Colorado law, formal charges usually must come within 72 hours of a defendant's initial court appearance.

The DNA found on the little girl's underwear was identified as belonging to a white male but has never been matched to a suspect in the murder, which for 10 years has baffled police and fascinated Americans.

JonBenet's parents, who were once said by authorities to be under an "umbrella of suspicion" in their daughter's death, were also excluded from having left the DNA. Her mother died of cancer in June this year. 

Other evidence at the crime scene included a foot print found near JonBenet's body in the basement of her home and a palm print on a nearby door.

JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, found the girl's battered body in the basement on December 26, 1996, about seven hours after her mother stumbled on a bizarre letter claiming that she had been kidnapped and demanding $118,000 ransom.

JonBenet had been strangled to death with a garrote made from cord and a paint brush found in her mother's paint supplies, her skull fractured and her mouth duct-taped. Forensic evidence suggests she had been sexually assaulted.

Members of Karr's family insist he was out of state at the time of JonBenet's murder and could not have been involved in the crime.


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