Thursday, August 24, 2006

I feel like a pendulum.

Well, despite my own burgeoning doubts as to John Mark Karr's potential culpability in the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy seems determined to convince. This morning I expressed, in a comment at Huff's that I was beginning to wonder if Karr would even be moved to Colorado, let alone be charged with the homicide. Revelations in today's Denver Post, including excerpts from a court document, go a ways toward realigning my thinking.
The document confirms that a week since Karr's arrest Aug. 16, Boulder District Attorney Mary Lacy's investigation of Karr is far from being completed. It also says that the case against Karr is in its "very early stages" and was developed using evidence not previously disclosed about the 1996 slaying of JonBenét Ramsey.

Karr, now being held as a fugitive in Los Angeles, is expected in Boulder soon to face murder, kidnapping and sexual-assault charges in the JonBenét case.

On Wednesday the district attorney asked the Boulder court not to unseal the arrest-warrant affidavit, which would reveal underlying evidence used to obtain a probable-cause warrant against Karr, at least for 15 days until Sept. 7.

These parts in particular caught my attention:
Meanwhile, a past investigator of the Ramsey case, said evidence that could confirm Karr's involvement in the former beauty queen's homicide includes what was written on the first draft of the ransom note.
The motion also hints that previously published e-mails exchanged in the past four years between Karr and University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey may not include the incriminating e-mails that led to his arrest.

"(The news media) even allege, with no basis for doing so, that a 'substantial portion' of the e-mails between Mr. Karr and Mr. Tracey have been disclosed," the motion said.

Nagel said that despite thousands of articles and books about the slaying, "most of the evidence in the affidavit has not been disclosed, nor has the media developed it independently."

I'm really trying to be patient, but the suspense is killing me. And the seesawing of my mindset is starting to make me a bit queasy.

Get the guy to Boulder, and let's get on with it already!

Update: 5:30 pm, CT

Thank you.