Let's all give John Mark Karr something we never gave John and Patsy Ramsey, namely, presumption of innocence. While it appears that he is a good, credible suspect, it may also be true that he simply became obsessed with the case, and over the years the obsession became pathological. He may now have so closely identified with the murder emotionally, as to actually believe that he committed the crime, when in fact he may not have. If this is the case, the psychopathology may have resulted in a frame of mind called a factitious disorder. I hypothesize that false confession can be a form of factitious disorder, like Munchausen's Syndrome. There is no clear motive for such behavior other than mental illness. This is something that needs to be ruled out, in my opinion. While I still personally believe that an intruder killed JonBenet (Lou Smit's work has proven this to my satisfaction), John Mark Karr may not be that individual.
Welcome to Blank Space. In art, blank space is negative space. In writing, blank space exists between the lines of printed text (the black space). It is the unique perspective that a reader brings to the work; what the reader experiences in a work of fiction that may not be set down explicitly on the page. A work containing blank space has no overlong exposition, backstory or explanation. It is simple, direct and active.
Michael Hacker writes fiction, is a former stage actor and director, is interested in all forms of storytelling both character and plot-driven, loves to discuss philosophy, ethics and psychology, and criminal psychopathology. He is interested in crime and the legal system. He loves computers, but as an end-user. Mike's overall philosphy is stoic acceptance that mixes Christianity with the philosophy of Epictetus.