John Mark Karr retains two San Jose lawyers
John Mark Karr
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By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service
August 24, 2006
SAN JOSE (BCN) - Two San Jose attorneys announced yesterday
that they have been retained by John Mark Karr, the man suspected
of killing 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey
a decade ago.
Lawyers Jamie Harmon and Patience Van Zandt said at a hastily
arranged news conference that they do not expect Karr to appear
in a Colorado courtroom this week.
"He will not make a first appearance until at least next
week," Harmon said. Van Zandt represented Karr in 2001 when
he faced child pornography charges in Sonoma County.
Harmon said that Karr and Van Zandt developed a rapport in 2001
that led to his decision to have them represent him.
"He and Patience spent a great deal of time together. He
likes her very, very much," Harmon said.
Neither attorney would comment on the details of the case because
Karr has not been arraigned and they have not seen the prosecution's
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