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John Mark Karr: If the DNA Doesn't Fit, You Must Acquit!

According to A.P., Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case Monday against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the scene despite his repeated insistence he killed the 6-year-old beauty queen. Karr is still in custody with the Boulder County sheriff, who said Monday night California authorities had asked for him to be detained to face child pornography charges in that state.

The move came just a week and a half after the 41-year-old schoolteacher was arrested in Thailand and put on a plane to the U.S. in what was regarded as a remarkable break in the decade-old murder mystery that had cast suspicion on JonBenet’s parents.… Read the rest

John Karr Ramsey Murder and Press Conference

JonBenet, the Ramsey Family, the Boulder Police, John Karr and Reputations in Crisis

“I was with JonBenet when she died. Her death was an accident. I am so very sorry for what happened to JonBenet. It’s very important for me that everyone knows that I love her very much, that her death was unintentional, that it was an accident.” Commented John Karr, the JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect and former elementary school teacher, at a press conference in Bangkok Thailand. He was visibly nervous and stuttered when he spoke.

According to A.P. a former schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday in Thailand in the slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey — a surprise breakthrough in a lurid, decade-old murder mystery that had cast a cloud of suspicion over her parents. Federal officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as John Mark Karr, a 42-year-old American, and one law enforcement official told the Associated Press that Boulder police had tracked him down online.… Read the rest

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Floyd Landis: Steroids, Doping and a Reputation in Crisis

“I have a new goal, to prove myself innocent.” Commented Floyd Landis on ABC’s Good Morning America, but Landis originally said the liquor he had the night before the stage or perhaps dehydration were possible reasons for the positive test.

According to Reuters, embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis vowed on Monday to clear his name. “I have a new goal, to prove myself innocent,” Landis told ABC’s Good Morning America.

Samples taken from Landis during last month’s Tour revealed excessive amounts of the male sex hormone testosterone and the American faces being stripped of victory and a two-year ban.

The U.S. Cycling Federation has already referred the case to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). When asked whether he had ever used any performance-enhancing drug, Landis said, ‘No, I have not.”… Read the rest

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Mel Gibson, Alcoholism, Anti-Semitic Remarks and a Reputation In Crisis

“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested.” Commented Mel Gibson in a statement five days after the latest incident put his reputation back in crisis.

According to Reuters, Actor Mel Gibson on Tuesday apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant and asked to meet Jewish leaders, but one of them called on the Hollywood superstar to show deeds and not offer words. “There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” Gibson said in a statement.… Read the rest

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Christie Brinkley, Peter Cook, Adultery and Reputations in Crisis

“This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I\m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.” Commented Peter Cook, 47, Christie Brinkley’s husband, after admitting to a year-long affair with 19-year-old teen Diana Bianchi in the Hamptons.

Christie Brinkley’s architect husband, Peter Cook, has publicly apologized to his estranged wife following revelations that he’d had a year-long affair with a teenage girl. “I love my wife. I have loved her since the day I met her. Please, I love her,” Cook told New York Post columnist Cindy Adams via his lawyer, Norman Sheresky. “For a lifetime, I’ve tried to prove how much I love her. This is an aberration. I’m sorry. I’m contrite. I’m stupid. Foolish. No excuse.”… Read the rest

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