Denver Television Station Reports No Charges Will Be Filed Against John Mark Karr


A public defender says prosecutors will not charge John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey.

KUSA, a television station in Denver, reported Monday that two sources said the DNA sample taken from John Mark Karr is not a match with the DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey's body when she was slain in 1996. Therefore, prosecutors have dropped the charges against Karr.

Samples of Karr's saliva and hair were taken in Boulder after his arrival on Thursday, KUSA, an NBC affiliate, reported. Those samples were tested over the weekend at the Denver Police Department's Crime lab, KUSA reported.

Earlier Monday, an attorney for Karr demanded that the state turn over all evidence related to DNA in the case.

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