A series of e-mails believed to have been exchanged between John Mark Karr and University of Colorado professor Michael Tracey offer an eerie insight into the mind of the 41-year-old Karr.
Karr confessed Thursday to accidentally killing 6-year-old beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey in 1996.
In one e-mail, Karr asked Tracey to visit the Ramseys' house in Boulder, Colo., and read aloud an ode he called "JonBenet, My Love."
"JonBenet, my love, my life. I love you and shall forever love you. I pray that you can hear my voice calling out to you from my darkness -- this darkness that now separates us," it read, in part.
In others, he described his paranoia after being the target of what he described as a federal investigation for "child murder and molestation."
Below are excerpts from e-mails obtained Thursday by the Rocky Mountain News.