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Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Touch DNA" Analysis Clears Ramsey Family In JonBenet's Death

Ramseyx  The family of JonBenet Ramsey has been formally cleared of any role in the 6-year-old's 1996 murder, a Colorado prosecutor announced Wednesday, citing newly discovered DNA evidence.

The Christmastime slaying triggered a global news media frenzy and a controversial investigation that long focused on the child's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, and JonBenet's brother, Burke.

Boulder, Colo., District Attorney Mary Lacy said in a statement on Wednesday that DNA evidence recovered from the child's clothing pointed to an "unexplained third party." Lacy apologized to the family for the suspicions that made their lives "an ongoing living hell." [Mark Godsey]

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Colorado judicial system should be deeply ashamed of themselves for allowing their prosecutor to continue their arrogant attitude for so long. Disgusting! May the Ramsey family now have a decent life (highly unlikely).

Posted by: criminal justice | Jul 14, 2008 11:30:10 AM

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