Daily Commentary – Monday, January 28, 2013 – JonBenet Ramsey Murder Over 16 Years Later … Grand Jury had Voted to Indict Parents in 1999
- Mistakes were made and questions still remain … JonBenet Ramsey grand jury voted to indict parents in 1999, but DA refused to prosecute.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Tuesday, October 4th, 2010 – Special Guests: Robin Sax, Wendy Murphy & Clint Van Zandt Discussing the Rutgers Suicide of Tyler Clementi and the Jon Bonnet Ramsey Case
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Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:
Robin Sax, Former DA, author and TV analyst will be discussing the Rutgers Suicide of 18 year old Tyler Clementi and recent developments in the Jon Bonnet Ramsey Case.
Wendy Murphy, Former DA, author and professor discussing the death of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers suicide and the case against the Two Rutgers students who video taped Tyler Clementi.
Clint Van Zandt, Former FBI agent, author and safety expert discussing the Rutgers suicide and recent developments in the Jon Bonnet Ramsey case.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Friday, July 11, 2008 – Is The Boulder District Attorney’s Office “Media Hungry”?
- Dana weighs in on the latest developments in the Jon Benet Ramsey case.
What a difference 12 years make … Ramsey family cleared of JonBenet’s murder and receive apology from Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy.
Six year old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in Boulder, CO in 1996. At the time of her death and the investigation that followed, JonBenet Ramsey’s family were put under the spot light and all but accused of the little 6-year-old beauty queen death. The family had remained under suspicion for years.
John Ramsey found his daughter’s strangled and bludgeoned body in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996. Patsy Ramsey said she found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her daughter.
Now some 12 years later prosecutors have cleared JonBenet Ramsey’s parents and brother of JonBenet’s murder and have apologized to them for the cloud of suspicion the family was put under. According to prosecutors new DNA tests which focus on skin cells left behind point to a mysterious outsider. Unfortunately the news that the family was cleared of any wrong doings and the vindication by these DNA tests came to late for Patsy Ramsey as she died from ovarian cancer in 2006.
New evidence renews old question … Who killed JonBenet? Who ever did it is still out there …
“To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry,” Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy wrote in a letter to the little girl’s father, John Ramsey. “No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion.”
Lacy said new “touch DNA” tests on skin cells that were left behind on JonBenet’s long underwear point to an “unexplained third party” and not a member of the family.
- Results point to ‘unexplained third party,’ prosecutor says
- Family Reacts To Evidence Clearing Ramseys
- Vindication comes too late for Patsy Ramsey
- Ramseys Cleared in JonBenet’s Death
- DNA clears JonBenet’s family, points to mystery killer
UPDATE I: Interview with John Mark Karr with Greta Van Susteren
The Boulder, CO prosecutors have dropped the charges against John Mark Karr in the murder case of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey. According to reports, Karr’s DNA does not match the DNA found at the crime scene.
BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) -Colorado prosecutors won’t charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey after tests showed his DNA does not match DNA found in her underwear, two local TV stations reported on Monday.
This makes the case even more of a joke than the media circus that the confession of John Mark Karr had become. What could the Boulder DA have had an evidence to arrest John Karr in Thailand and fly him back to the United States? Karr’s family has claimed from the outset that he was with them when he claimed to have been in Colorado. Now with no DNA match, there is no case.
Yesterday John Mark Karr admitted that he killed JonBenet Ramsey. The press conference/perp walkÃ‚ in Bangkok, Thailand that resembled nothing short of aÃ‚ circus. The question that has come to so many people’s minds since the breaking news that John Mark Karr’s admission of the murder of 6 year old JonBenet almost 10 years ago, is he telling the truth?
Is the confession from John Mark Karr a hoax? Is he a delusional pedophileÃ‚ seeking attention or worse. For the sake of the Ramsey family one can only hope that his confession of JonBenet’s murder is for real. Otherwise there is even a more special place in hell reserved for John Mark Karr than the one that he already has a reservation for. It is obvious that John Mark Karr is a sex offender that needs to be taken off the street for the safety of our children. However, did he really do what he claims?
Ten years after 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her parents basement in Colorado, John Mark Karr admits to killing her. JonBenet RamseyÃ‚ was found beaten and strangled in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder, COÃ‚ on December 26, 1996.
The American suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case said publicly Thursday he was with the 6-year-old when she died and called her death “an accident,” a stunning admission that will help answer 10 years of questions in the unsolved murder case.
“I was with JonBenet when she died,” John Mark Karr told reporters in Bangkok, visibly nervous and stuttering as he spoke. “Her death was an accident.”
Although John Mark Karr states that the death of JonBenet was an accident, US authorities informed the Thailand police thatÃ‚ an arrest warrant has been issued for John Mark Karr for first degree, premeditatedÃ‚ murder.
At the press conference, Suwat said Karr insisted after his arrest that his crime was not first-degree murder. “He said it was second- degree murder. He said it was unintentional. He said he was in love with the child. She was a pageant queen,” Suwat said.
The Thai officer quoted the suspect as saying he tried to kidnap JonBenet for a $118,000 ransom but that his plan went awry and he strangled her to death. Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet’s mother, reported finding a ransom note in the house demanding $118,000 for her daughter.
According to The Rocky Mountain News, John Mark Karr brought attention to himself with a 4 year sxchange of emails with University of Colorado jorunalism professor Michael Tracey. Tracey had done a documentary on the JonBenet case professing the parents involvment in the case.
Karr drew attention to himself with a four-year exchange of e-mail with University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey.
The ongoing exchange was initiated by Karr after he watched a documentary that Tracey – long a vocal proponent of the Ramseys’ innocence – produced on JonBenet’s death.
Tracey passed on information he developed to former Boulder D.A.’s investigator Lou Smit and El Paso County private investigator Ollie Gray, who in turn pressed Lacy to pursue Karr.
Accused JonBenet killer says death accident
John Mark Karr stated that JonBenet Ramsey’s death was an accident and that he loved the girl. Of course that hardly explains a ransom letter. John Mark Karr, 41, arrested in Thailand on WednesdayÃ‚ will be charged in the US with murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse of JonBenet Ramsey.
Jon Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, was told by Colorado authorities that an arrest was made overseas in connection with his daughter’s death in 1996, MSNBC-TV reported.
According to Denver NBC affiliate 9NEWS, sources close to the investigation said an arrest was made in Thailand on Wednesday morning. The information was still pending confirmation.
According to reports, the unidentified suspect has confessed to certain elements of the crime. However, the parts that have been confessed to would have been unknown to the general public. The Boulder County DA stated that the suspect will be brought back to the United States in the next couple of days.
According to the Rocky Mountain News, the suspect in question was being held in Bangkok, Thailand on unrelated sex charges. Law enforcement officials from Denver, CO are on their way to Thailand “to present Thai authorities with documents in the slaying of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant, officials in Washington said.”
For years the family of JonBenet Ramsey had been under a cloud of suspicion in the death of their 6 year old daughter. Patsy Ramsey, the mother of JonBenet, went to her grave in many respects still under that cloud. Patsy Ramsey recently died of ovarian cancer.
UPDATE: According to reports from CNNÃ‚ the suspect is a 42 year old man who was 2nd gradeÃ‚ school teacher. Also from the Rocky Mountain News, the 41 year old school teacher was a one time resident of Conyers, GA.
(Much more below and updates)