Karr Case Evidence Lost

By Associated Press | 

John Karr's lawyer is asking that the child pornography charges against the one-time suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case be dismissed.

Authorities have admitted losing important evidence in the case.

A judge this week agreed to consider dropping five misdemeanor charges.

She's also criticized prosecutors for not telling her sooner that a computer that allegedly held pornographic images was lost.

The sheriff's department says it copied the contents of the hard drive and printed out five illicit photographs.

Karr has refused a plea deal in the case from 2001.