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Suspect Arrested in JonBenet Ramsey Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey says he was with her when she died, but claims it was "an accident."

The six-year-old child was found brutally murdered in her home in Boulder, Colorado, the day after Christmas in 1996.

The suspect, American teacher John Mark Karr, was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday and was brought before reporters today
at a news conference announcing his capture. Karr himself spoke to
reporters, saying, "I was with JonBenet when she died." Adding, "Her death was an accident. The youthful looking 41-year-old man was visibly nervous and stuttering.

A US Department of Homeland Security official who took part in the news conference says Karr will be brought back to Colorado in the next week to face charges of murder, kidnap and sexual assault of a child.


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