Relatives of accused JonBenet Ramsey killer John Mark Karr secured movie and book rights to the family’s story on Wednesday, and hope to use any money raised to hire a defense attorney for Karr and pay for college for his three teenage sons. Karr’s father, Wexford Karr, and brother hired SilverCreek Entertainment president Larry Garrison to represent them in any media deals and to help them find a top lawyer to represent Karr, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, no money has changed hands. Garrison told the Los Angeles Times that Karr’s family believes Karr is innocent, despite his statements that he was with the 6-year-old JonBenet when she was killed in Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1996. Meanwhile, Karr, 41, remains in L.A. County’s Twin Towers jail, where he has met with a psychiatrist twice and is on suicide watch. Since he arrived there Sunday night from Thailand, his mental state and physical safety have been monitored by sheriff’s deputies who look in on him every 15 minutes, the AP reports.
Of course he has kids…crazy and/or being incompetent seems to be the strongest fertility drug out there.
Written by Lisa Timmons