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JonBenet Ramsey case revisited as lawsuit seeks release of parents' indictment
TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | QMI AGENCY

Posted on 09/20/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by rickmichaels

A new lawsuit has been filed seeking the release of an indictment on John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of the slain JonBenet, whose death dominated headlines worldwide more than a decade ago.

A reporter from the Boulder Daily Camera and a local press advocacy group filed the lawsuit after reports surfaced a grand jury voted in secret to indict the Ramseys on charges of child abuse resulting in death in 1999. The Daily Camera reports Alex Hunter, the District Attorney at the time, refused to sign the indictment because of a lack of evidence.

JonBenet, a frequent beauty pageant contestant, was only 6 when she was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family home on Dec. 26, 1996. JonBenet’s parents received a ransom note, demanding $118,000 for the girl’s safe return, but it’s unknown who sent it or where it came from.

John and Patsy were officially exonerated of the crime in 2008, though Patsy died in 2006 from ovarian cancer.

John Mark Karr, a former teacher who was facing child porn charges at the time, falsely admitted to murdering the 6-year-old in 2006. DNA tests proved he was not at the scene.

Several theories surrounded the case, and despite DNA testing and a round of fresh interviews in 2010, the crime has never been solved.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: johnramsey; jonbenet; jonbenetramsey; patsyramsey

1 posted on 09/20/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Nothing new here. No new evidence...just people finally looking over the obvious and realizing that the story by the parents doesn’t work too well.

If the cops had removed the family from the house as they arrived...the story would have fallen apart within twenty-four hours. Cops were not wise enough to grasp that.


2 posted on 09/20/2013 4:32:24 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: rickmichaels

Nothing new here. No new evidence...just people finally looking over the obvious and realizing that the story by the parents doesn’t work too well.

If the cops had removed the family from the house as they arrived...the story would have fallen apart within twenty-four hours. Cops were not wise enough to grasp that.


3 posted on 09/20/2013 4:32:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: rickmichaels
I remember that case and was baffled then (as now ... I wish I hadn't been reminded .. ) as to why NOTHING ... absolutely nothing came out of any investigation.

A dead kid in my basement and NO ONE is charged ?

Child pageants should be outlawed.

I think it was because of this case that the word "prostitot" was coined.

4 posted on 09/20/2013 4:35:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: rickmichaels

“DNA tests proved he was not at the scene.”

Sorry. DNA evidence cannot prove that anyone was not anywhere; it can show increased liklihood that someone was one place or another, but even then it should be accepted as in inference and not proof.

They could be there and leave no material, or they could be there and their material was not discovered. But it can’t show that they weren’t there.


5 posted on 09/20/2013 4:43:56 AM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: Coffee... Black... No Sugar

Well said.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 4:47:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: rickmichaels
My position on this from the start has been that Jon-Benet died accidentally, perhaps from horsing around with her brother, and the parents panicked and tried to make her death look like an intruder had killed her. But with Patsy now deceased, it's a cold case that will likely never be solved.
7 posted on 09/20/2013 4:48:23 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: IndyTiger

years ago bill kurtis did a great show on the case. i came away totally convinced the parents had nothing to do with the murder or death. still believe that. police obviously totally bungled the investigation, and let it spin into a three ring media circus.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 4:51:54 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: rickmichaels

I still think the brother did it and the parents covered up for their son.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 5:01:23 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's roll!)
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To: rickmichaels
I'll never forget the “THILAND” thread some years ago. I was the second person to post the word, in that thread.
10 posted on 09/20/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by mware
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To: stilloftyhenight

Ditto.


11 posted on 09/20/2013 5:11:08 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: knarf

The parents were among the highest of the politically elite(Dem’s) in that region and everyone at that level knows where everyone’s bodies are buried(my opinion of course)....thus the case was washed away. God is going to have to split this nation apart right down to the very splinters to get at the rotten folks infesting its heart!


12 posted on 09/20/2013 5:29:26 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: beebuster2000
years ago bill kurtis did a great show on the case. i came away totally convinced the parents had nothing to do with the murder or death.

What was the explanation for the bizarre letter?

13 posted on 09/20/2013 5:34:21 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: mdmathis6
Stolen and printed out and will be taped to my PU rear window ... thanx.


God is going to have to split
this nation apart
right down to the very splinters
to get at the rotten folks
infesting its heart!

14 posted on 09/20/2013 5:39:29 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: mdmathis6

Didn’t Mark Furman write a book about this case?

What were his conclusions?


15 posted on 09/20/2013 6:52:57 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: rickmichaels

Oh it was solved ok. They just never arrested the female perp...........


16 posted on 09/20/2013 7:06:05 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: rickmichaels

The father was probably molesting the child..Patsy found out about it and took out her rage on her. Most likely accidentally killing her.


17 posted on 09/20/2013 7:47:26 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: bkepley

dont remember. but i recall being struck by all the totally absurd explanations, remember the bed wetting thing? it got totally ridicualous and the local police were beyond incompetent.


18 posted on 09/20/2013 10:38:34 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: patriot08

there was never any indication, let alone evidence, of molestation in the family


19 posted on 09/20/2013 10:39:56 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

The letter to me cannot be explained in any way except being written by someone in the family.


20 posted on 09/20/2013 10:59:45 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: woodbutcher1963

No. Mark’s book was about the murder of Martha Moxley that Michael Skaekel (related to the Kennedy’s) was convicted of.


21 posted on 09/20/2013 1:42:30 PM PDT by Newfy
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