Watch ‘Who Killed JonBenet’ And ‘JonBenet’s Mother: Victim Or Killer?’ Lifetime Movies [Video]

Lifetime has three movies and specials regarding the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. The first is Who Killed JonBenet, followed by JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer? and JonBenet 20 Years Later. The Christmas murder of the Boulder, Colorado, child beauty queen has haunted the nation and cast speculation over her immediate family: mother, Patsy Ramsey, father, John Ramsey, and brother, Burke Ramsey.

Each has been publicly accused of JonBenet’s murder, yet none were formally charged. No physical evidence ever connected John, Patsy, or Burke to JonBenet’s murder, yet even 20-years later, there are those who believe they were involved. Theories abound and at the 20-year anniversary of JonBenet’s horrific death, television is visiting the crime and exploring those theories. Lifetime premiered Who Killed JonBenet and JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer? on Sat. Nov. 5 and there are additional airings on Nov 6, Nov. 7, Nov. 8, Nov. 11, and Nov. 12. Check your local Lifetime listings to watch both movies tonight.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Lifetime will air Who Killed JonBenet at 8 p.m. ET. JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer will follow at 10 p.m. ET. The special, JonBenet 20 Years Later, will air on Lifetime Nov 7, at 6 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Lifetime is one of several networks revisiting the case, but is the first to air an original movie that uses the narration of JonBenet.

Who Killed JonBenet stars Michel Gill as John Ramsey, Julia Campbell as Patsy Ramsey, Keifer O’Reilly as Burke Ramsey, and Payton Lepinski as JonBenet Ramsey. Social media has been abuzz with how much Payton looked like the real JonBenet. You may see photos from the Lifetime movie in the slideshow below.

Lifetime released a press description regarding the movie JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer?

“‘JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer?’ delves into the real Patsy Ramsey, the person most people believe killed JonBenet. The special reconstructs her life as a socialite, beauty queen, wife, mother, and suspected killer, and digs deep into the mind and actions of this mysterious woman. The special features people who have never spoken publicly, taking a fresh look at the crime and examines the evidence through the lens of modern forensic technology.”

Response to Lifetime’s movie Who Killed JonBenet has been mixed. Many who followed the case used social media networks to express their views and opinions regarding the movie. Most notable has been remarks regarding Lifetime’s decision to have JonBenet narrate the movie. Some found it surreal and others shared their opinions describing it as creepy. Some found the movie downright awful; yet others argued that the movie was much better than the negative reviews state. You can read several viewers’ comments as shared on Twitter below.


If JonBenet Ramsey were alive today, she would be 26-years-old. Many who are in her generation were little children at the time the murder occurred. One aspect of the case that stands out from the younger generation as they tweet and comment on the case, is the disbelief that the case remains unsolved. There seems to be a widespread shock and even dismay as to how Portland authorities botched the case, allowed the parents to remain in the house, invite friends over and ultimately destroy evidence and contaminiate the crime scene.

Would the JonBenet Ramsey case be solved if authorities had removed the family immediately and sealed the home? Shouldn’t the first place authorities look in a missing child case be the home? Isn’t the home the last known location of the child and clearly where a crime would have been committed? When a child is missing, he or she has either wandered away, run away, been abducted or met with foul play. Wouldn’t it make sense to treat the home as a potential crime scene from the start? Should the family have been removed from the home immediately, and only after the house was thoroughly investigated allowed to return? Should this be standard procedure for every missing child case involving the home?

As younger people share their dismay at how the JonBenet Ramsey case was botched, they join countless others who have followed the case for 20 years and are still in shock that JonBenet Ramsey’s killer has never been identified, tried or brought to justice.

Are you going to watch Who Killed JonBenet, JonBenet’s Mother: Victim or Killer?, and JonBenet 20 Years Later?

[Featured Image by Bob Akester/Lifetime]