John Ramsey opposes indictment release in murder of his daughter, JonBenet Ramsey, in 1996
Last Updated: 47 days ago
BOULDER, Colo. - John Ramsey says he's opposed to the possible release of documents in an indictment related to the 1996 killing of his 6-year-old daughter JonBenet.
The Daily Camera reports that in a letter to Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett on Sunday, Ramsey's attorneys say the release of an indictment that wasn't prosecuted "only serves to further defame (John Ramsey) and his late wife Patricia." They also argue the public won't be able to evaluate the propriety of the indictment unless the entire grand jury record is unsealed.
A reporter for The Camera and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a lawsuit last month to see the records, and the DA's office has agreed to disclose anything a judge deems appropriate.
A grand jury voted in 1999 to indict the Ramseys, but the parents were never prosecuted, the newspaper reported.
A former district attorney, James Kolar, wrote a book in 2012. He said the evidence raises questions an intruder was responsible.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Kolar didn't say who he thinks killed JonBenet in his book called, "Foreign Faction: Who Really Kidnapped JonBenet?"
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Boulder police told 7NEWS in 2011 that more than 150 DNA samples had been tested in the investigation. More than 140 people have been investigated as potential suspects, but none could be linked to the crime.
Boulder police took the investigation back from the district attorney's office in 2009 saying they would apply new technology and expertise in hopes of solving the case.
At the time, newly elected District Attorney Stan Garnett agreed that police should lead the investigation again.
"District attorneys prosecute and police investigate," Garnett said. "I have carefully reviewed the state of the evidence in the Ramsey case, meeting with many people both inside and outside of my office. Based on the state of this evidence, no charges can be filed against anyone in this case at this time. Possible leads come in on a regular basis and the Boulder police should investigate these leads. I, in consultation with my staff, will make any filing decision based on the evidence."
JonBenet's mother, Patsy Ramsey, died from cancer in 2006.
John Ramsey, remarried in July 2011.
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