Monday morning, ABC News discovered and reported that in 1999 a grand jury wanted to file charges against JonBenet Ramsey’s parents of her death, but district attorney Alex Hunter did not believe there was enough evidence to prosecute. The news of the grand jury’s decision was kept from the public at the time, but the Boulder Daily Camera discovered the information over the weekend.
JonBenet Ramsey was six-years-old in 1996 and was found dead in her home on Boulder, CO on Christmas day. Her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey were under a great deal of suspicion at the time for her death, but were never charged. The parents believed that someone broke into their home and killed her. At the time, the grand jury met for over a year about the case and found that there was enough evidence to charge the parents with the crime. The grand jury stated that they didn’t believe it was murder, but that the parents were responsible for the death of their daughter.
Barbara Walters interviewed the couple after JonBenet’s death and they both denied that they had anything to do with her death. See the video below for that interview.
Officials involved with the case believe that the district attorney made the right decision at the time not to prosecute the parents.
JonBenet’s case is still open after 16 years and they are not close to solving her murder. If she were alive, Jon Benet Ramsey would now be 23 years-old.
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Sources: ABC News and Boulder Daily Camera
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