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Who Would Make a False Confession?

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Who Would Make a False Confession?

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Who Would Make a False Confession?

Who Would Make a False Confession?

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Statements by a former school teacher concerning the death of JonBenet Ramsey have not settled the decade-old case, but instead have raised serious doubts about the man's confession.

Some observers now think John Mark Karr may have fabricated his story. But why would anyone admit to doing something they didn't do, especially a crime like murder? Slate senior editor Andy Bowers reports.