Left: John Mark Karr at a Thai news conference on Thursday
(Hamilton, AL) The saga involving suspected killer John Mark Karr just keeps geeting stranger by the minute. The Rocky Mountain News is reporting that Karr once convinced a 12-year-old girl to lie about her age so the two could get married.
Karr was about 18 at the time, according to Melissa Shotts, the mother of Quientana Shotts Ray.
"He took her out of state," she said. "No one can understand what we went through at the time."
Shotts said that the ordeal was devastating for her family.
"This happened 20 years ago, and to see him on the news, we were shocked," she said. "He was abusing her every way there was."
In 1989 Karr married his second wife, Lara Knutson, when she was 16 years of age. The couple had three children together before divorcing.