Sunday, August 20, 2006

I'll never fly coach again

Everybody's seen it, but for the record here's John Mark Karr's dinner menu on the flight home from Thailand:
Karr started with a pate, then had a green salad with walnut dressing. The main course was fried king prawn with steamed rice and broccoli, followed by a slice of Valrhona chocolate cake for desert [sic]. Karr drank a beer, crushing the can with his hands [note the plural, guys--ed.] when it was empty, then moved on to a glass of French chardonnay with his main course.
The Drunkawife and I flew business class once, and all it took was bad weather cancelling our flight to Spain. No little-girl murdering at all. At least, on my part.

A prominent criminal defense attorney says this wining and dining of Karr was a "brilliant move":
Denver attorney Larry Pozner, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the royal treatment during Sunday's journey — king prawns, champagne, French wine — was ''a brilliant move.''

''What the cops want most is this guy to talk. They say he is not under arrest. Then they do not put him in handcuffs on the plane. And they say he is over the age of 21, free to drink,'' Pozner said. ''He is therefore free to talk.''

If Karr says something incriminating that is challenged in court, Pozner said, the investigator who was sitting next to him simply says he was never in my custody.

''There is always a reason when the unusual happens,'' Pozner said. ''He is in nobody's custody. He is free to leave if he can find a way at 38,000 feet.''
I bet all those cops would be glad to show Karr the way.

Update: The second Mrs. John Mark Karr must be a slow reader. Why else would it be taking so long for her to go through her "records and photographs" to confirm that JMK was home that Christmas? I could literally (literally!) have gone through every document in the Library of Congress by now, and I can barely read.

Update II (10:32 p.m. MDT): John Mark Karr has just landed at LAX! They're showing his plane live on MSNBC! It's taxiing!

Update III: Do you think John Mark Karr got a tour of the cockpit?

Update IV: Of course, that reminds me of the scene in Airplane where pilot Peter Graves asks the young boy getting a tour of the cockpit, "Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

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