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JonBenet Ramsey: Colorado Grand Jury Wanted Parents Charged With Her Murder

by | 27th, October 2013

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WHAT happened to JonBenet Ramsey in 1996? The six-year-old beauty pageant contestant was found beaten and strangled in her Colorado home in December 1996.

Who did it? Some have blamed her parents.

In 1999, grand jury in Colorado agreed to indict Patricia and John Bennet Ramsay for child abuse. But a District Attorney did not order a prosecution.  The then DA Alex Hunter said there was not enough evidence to prosecute the  Ramseys.  He said:

“I and my prosecutorial team believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges against anyone who has been investigated at this time.”

The BBC notes:

US grand juries are convened in secret and tasked with determining whether enough evidence exists to bring a suspect to trial. But prosecutors must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict – a substantially higher bar.

We know this because of a Freedom of Information Request filed by the Boulder Daily Camera.

Patricia Ramsey died of cancer

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