In the L.A. courtroom, the 41-year-old former schoolteacher, represented by public defenders and wearing a standard jailhouse orange jumpsuit, was informed that he faces charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child sexual assault and is considered "a fugitive from justice."
Authorities have sealed his arrest warrant, and Karr was expected to be en route to Colorado on Wednesday. Karr's extradition had already been expedited by California authorities, who dropped an outstanding arrest warrant against him on 2001 charges of possession of child pornography.
After a 15-hour flight from Thailand, where he was arrested last Wednesday, Karr arrived at the L.A. county jail at 11:17 p.m. Sunday and was taken to processing, where he was issued the jumpsuit – in stark contrast to the shirt and tie he requested from Thai authorities, so he would look like a schoolteacher on his trip to L.A.
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"He does not know whether Mr. Karr is guilty of that crime," Wood said on Larry King Live. "He does not know the evidence upon which the district attorney is relying in making the arrest."