I always had the feeling that the assailant did not mean to take the life of the six year old, and originally suspected her brother. In any event, John Mark Karr is telling authorities that he loved her and indeed did not intend to kill her.
I also was appalled at how JonBenet's mother, Patsy, took her around to beauty pageants like she was some kind of pedigreed show dog, but that is a world I clearly do not understand.
Any child is prey for a sicko like Karr, and JonBenet could have just as easily been assaulted at a playground or snatched at a shopping mall. But I always wondered if her second "career" as a little beauty queen had made her more vulnerable.
MEANWHILE . . .In other sex pervert news, Lou Beres, the leader of the Christian Coalition in Oregon has admitted to sexually touching his sister-in-law and two of his daughter's friends when they were in their teens.
A statute of limitations prevents the victims from seeking criminal charges.