In a shocking turn of events, prosecutors in Boulder, CO have announced that John Mark Karr will not be charged with the 1996 slaying of six year old JonBenet Ramsey. The decision to release Karr was reached after it was determined that there was no DNA evidence to tie Karr to the crime, despite his repeated confessions.
District Attorney Mary Lacy released this statement to the press after her court appearance this morning, "DNA testing conducted over the weekend has proven that John Mark Karr was not present at the 1996 crime scene. Therefore, we have no other choice but to conclude that John Mark Karr is a couple of sandwiches shy of a picnic."
Public Defender Seth Temin expressed his outrage over Karr's arrest. "We're deeply distressed by the fact that they took this man and dragged him here from Bangkok, Thailand when it is obvious that my client is a couple of jokers shy of a full deck."
The Karr family was overjoyed after the dismissal of the charges was announced. The family has maintained that John was celebrating the holidays with them at the time of the alleged crime. Family spokesman Gary Harris told reporters this morning, "We were confident that the DNA wouldn't match. John was no where near the crime scene. The problem with John is that his elevator stops a couple of floors shy of the penthouse."
President George Bush was asked his opinion on the case at a Rose Garden press conference this afternoon, "Well, this is obviously a disappointing turn of events. However, it is clear to me that John Mark Karr is a couple of donuts shy of a dozen."
Harvard Criminal Psychology Professor Doctor Heinrich Hunderstein explained Karr's possible motivations in a 60 minutes interview with Ed Bradley, "You see Ed, there are several important psychosocial factors that may be contributing to Karr's behavior. Upon careful study, I have concluded that John Mark Karr's engine is firing a couple of cylinders shy of the full six. Other factors may include that he is a couple of cars shy of the full choo choo or that he is nutty as a fruitcake. We also have reason to believe that he is fruity as a nutcake."
John Mark Karr expressed his apologies to reporters after his court appearance, "I am deeply sorry for any trouble that I have caused with my confessions. However, you may be surprised to learn that my name is actually Jon Bon Jovi."
Karr will be returned to California to face kiddie porn charges where hopefully he will receive just a few years shy of a life sentence.