The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – With Special Guest Author Wendy Murphy Discussing the Jon Benet Ramsey Case
- Author and victims advocate, Wendy Murphy, will join us tonight to discuss her book “And Justice For All” and the Jon Benet Ramsey case
- Criminal profiler, Pat Brown, will be here to also discuss the Jon Benet Ramsey case.
The case of JonBenet Ramsey is back in the news again …
20 years after the death of JonBenet Ramsey, her brother Burke breaks his silence in an interview with Dr. Phil. Burke Ramsey, now 29, stated that he felt the need to say something on the 20th anniversary if JonBenet’s death. Host Phil McGraw described the interview with Burke Ramsey, a three-part series kicking off the show’s 15th season — as “no holds barred.” According to Dr Phil, “There were no rules. He agreed to talk about anything and everything,” McGraw said today on “The View.” “I asked him everything that anybody has ever wanted to know from this young man, and he does answer the questions.”
Will this interview reveal more answers or just more questions?
The case of JonBenet Ramsey is one of America’s most famous and mysterious cold cases.
Now, 20 years after her murder, CBS Miami reports JonBenet’s brother Burke Ramsey is breaking his silence and giving his first interview ever to Dr. Phil which will air Monday, September 12th.
JonBenet Ramsey was a 6-year-old child beauty queen when she was brutally murdered inside her family’s Colorado home on Christmas in 1996.
Burke, who was 9 years old when his sister died, told Dr. Phil he felt it was time to talk about her death two decades after the media first swarmed onto that quiet street in Boulder, Colorado.
“For a long time the media basically made our lives crazy. It’s hard to miss the cameras and news trucks in your front yard and we go to the supermarket sometimes and there would be a tabloid with my picture, JonBenet’s picture plastered on the front or they would follow us around,” said Ramsey. “Seeing that as a little kid is just kind of a chaotic nightmare, so I was pretty skeptical of any sort of media, it just made me a very private person. As to what I’m doing now, it’s the 20th anniversary and apparently still a lot of tension around it, I guess I kind of wanted to make it about remembering her and not just another news story.”
Despite being cleared by DNA evidence, many people still speculate that JonBenet’s parents or her brother Burke, the only ones in the home that night, could be responsible for the little girl’s death.
Burke admitted, “I know people think I did it; that my parents did it.” For the first time he revealed what he says happened the day his sister was found dead in their basement.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Don’t Miss Tonight’s Show With Wendy Murphy and Pat Brown
- Author and victims advocate, Wendy Murphy will be with Dana discussing her new book “And Justice For Some” and the Jon Benet Ramsey case. Also criminal profiler Pat Brown will be with us discussing the Ramsey case as well.
Daily Commentary – Monday, September 5, 2016 – Hard to Believe it’s Been 20 Years Since Jon Benet Ramsey Was Murdered
- Since we are coming up on the 20 year anniversary, there are several TV specials in the works to feature the cold case.
In 1999 Grand Jury Sought to Indict JonBenet Ramsey’s Parents, Patricia Paugh Ramsey & John Ramsey on Charges of Child Abuse Resulting in Death & Accessories to a Crime
After 17 years, Colorado courts have released the previously sealed court documents of the grand jury indictments against the parents of murdered 6 year old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, Patricia Paugh Ramsey and John Ramsey. The Colorado grand jury looked to bring identical charges against both Patsy and John Ramsey of child abuse resulting in death and accessories to a crime. However, the indictments were never pursued by the prosecutor stating there was insufficient evidence.
Both John and Patricia Ramsey charged with felonious child abuse resulting in death
Both John and Patricia Ramsey charged by grand jury with felonious accessory to a crime
Colorado court ordered the release of the previously sealed court documents, putting new attention on the unsolved 1996 death of JonBenet Ramsey, a girl who won child beauty pageants and whose murder shocked the nation. The pages were sealed in 1999, after the grand jury in the case dispersed without charges being filed.
The court documents show how the grand jury sought to charge each parent with two identical counts.
The grand jury had alleged that Patricia Paugh Ramsey, who died from ovarian cancer in 2006, and husband John Bennett Ramsey “did … permit a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to the child’s life or health which resulted in the death of JonBenet Ramsey.”
The grand jury also had alleged that each parent “did … render assistance to a person, with intent to hinder, delay and prevent the discovery, detention, apprehension, prosecution, conviction and punishment of such person for the commission of a crime, knowing the person being assisted has committed and was suspected of the crime of murder in the first degree and child abuse resulting in death.”
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said Friday that the murder case is now considered “open,” but it’s a cold case that’s not being actively investigated.
UPDATE I: Grand jury prepared child abuse indictment against JonBenet Ramsey’s parents, newly released documents show.
Fourteen years later, a local newspaper reporter who learned through sources that the grand jury had voted on an indictment convinced a judge to unseal part of it.
There were four pages released, two John Ramsey and two for Patricia, who died of cancer in 2006. Both were indicted on two counts: child abuse resulting in death and accessory to a crime.
But the documents were short on details, raising perhaps more questions than they answered.
Although the Boulder DA had earmarked 18 indictment pages for possible release, the judge only put out those that were signed by the grand jury foreperson.
It’s unclear if the other pages contained more details about the Ramseys’ actions or named someone as the killer.