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JonBenét Ramsey: Grand Jury Indicted Parents

JonBenét Ramsey Lawsuit

JonBenét Ramsey was found dead in her home on December 26, 1996. The true identity of her killer or killers remains unknown. However, in 1999 a grand jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey.

The grand jury was presented with evidence suggesting the 6-year-old was abused. They eventually voted to indict the parents, deciding the abuse led to JonBenét’s death.

News of the indictment was originally reported by Daily Camera in January. The article blames former District Attorney Alex Hunter for refusing to sign the indictment. His decision halted prosecution of the case.

If the prosecution went forward, JonBenét Ramsey’s parents would have faced a second degree felony and up to 48 years in prison.

Hunter says there was not enough evidence to convict the parents of murder. In a 1999 press conference, the former District Attorney said the “prosecution task force” did not collect enough evidence to convict anyone in the crime.

A lawsuit has now been filed, demanding access to the indictment. The lawsuit was filed by reporter Charlie Brennan the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Brennan wrote the original article as a staff writer for Daily Camera.

As reported by Huffington Post, the lawsuit claims the indictment “is subject to mandatory disclosure” to the media and the public.

Although nobody was convicted in the crime, John and Patsy Ramsey were the subject of continuous rumors and speculation.

In 2006, Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer. Two years later, former District Attorney Mary Lacy cleared the Ramseys of any involvement. Lacy cited DNA evidence found at the scene.

In 2010, the case was relaunched by investigators. Although they conducted numerous interviews, they were unable to reach a conclusion.

DNA evidence found at the scene identified an “unexplained third-party.” However, the identity of that person remains a mystery.

JonBenét Ramsey’s death has haunted the nation for 17 years. Unfortunately, her murder will likely remain unsolved.

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8 Responses to “JonBenét Ramsey: Grand Jury Indicted Parents”

  1. Anonymous

    Money buys and covers everything, even murder. Remember Kennedy and Chappaquidick?

  2. Zack Wilson

    This is ridiculous. A Grand Jury indictment means absolutely nothing. The old saying is that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. The evidence presented to a grand jury is one-sided. The police completely botched this case. They found unidentified male DNA in her underpants and on another article of clothing and nowhere else. The DA admitted the police botched it and cleared the Ramseys.

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  4. David Bennett

    It was always obvious Patsy wrote the ransom note and included a demand for the exact amount of her husbands bonus that year. Either the son killed her and they covered up for him or more likely she was beaten to death by Patsy and the hubby helped cover it up to save her. Either way they both got away with murder and conspiracy. There was NEVER any intruder.

  5. Nikkie Minch

    I hadnt read too much about the case since it happened. Are they saying the parents had something to do with it? Stranger? Someone they knew? I just seem to read a bunch of legal bla bla and not much about what anyone really thinks. Any clarity you can give me?

  6. Susan Cohen

    Yes, that ransom note wasn't just a red flag, it was a neon sign/signal flare. I would also bet serious money that it was the son.

  7. Jacqueline Thoennes

    I agree with David. Patsy did write the ransom note and it was the exact amount of her husband's bonus. Plus, the way the house was designed, it was difficult to maneuver. The room Jon Benet was found in is practically hidden. There was no abductor or intruder. I agree it was either the brother that killed her or the parents. Then they tried to cover it up. The evidence was contaminated by all of the people running in and out of the home. Just because they didn't have proof to charge them doesn't mean that they didn't do it. They also were rich so you know how that goes.