Only in California

The Villages Daily Sun, Wednesday, September 20, 2006.

Santa Rosa, Calif.

One-time JonBenet Ramsey murder susptect John Mark Karr was offered a plea deal Tuesday on child pornography charges that would free him on probation.

Assistant District Attorney Joann Risse said prosecutors would waive three of the five child pornography charges against him if he pleaded guilty on two remaining charges.

Karr, 41, would get credit for time served and would be placed on probation for three years.

Maybe this kind of stuff happens in other states, but I can’t help thinking that, in light of the outcomes of the O.J., Robert Blake, and Michael Jackson trials, prosecutors in California are just a little gun-shy about taking criminals before its citizens. I know; I know. Karr is not a pop icon…or is he out there on the coast?

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