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Crime JonBenét Ramsey Case: DA Says Former Prosecutor Erred with Letter Exonerating Parents and Brother

21:21  16 december  2016
21:21  16 december  2016 Source:   people.com

New DNA testing planned in JonBenet Ramsey case

  New DNA testing planned in JonBenet Ramsey case BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder police and prosecutors are looking at new DNA testing technology that they hope will further the investigation of the unsolved 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. The move comes after an investigation by the Boulder Daily Camera (https://goo.gl/5a8tLv ) and KUSA-TV in Denver that the news organizations say uncovered flaws in the interpretation of previous DNA testing. Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_a57f2a0c-b2b1-46dc-976e-1715efee6ebb").

The current prosecutor in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case tells PEOPLE that as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, he has not wavered from his belief that his predecessor was wrong to publicly clear from suspicion parents John and Patsy Ramsey as well as brother Burke.

The current prosecutor in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case tells PEOPLE that as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, he has As he has stated previously, Garnett says then Boulder DA Mary Lacy jumped the gun on July 9, 2008, when, on the basis of DNA analysis from the crime.

A Boulder Police detective walks to the home of John and Patricia Ramsey in Boulder, Colo., on Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, as investigators sifted through evidence in the home in which the couple's 6-year-old daughter was found murdered on Dec. 26, 1996. A decade after the Christmastime slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, two aspects of the case endure: the public's endless fascination with the murder of the 6-year-old beauty contestant, and a sense the notorious crime may never be solved. © AP Photo/David Zalubowski A Boulder Police detective walks to the home of John and Patricia Ramsey in Boulder, Colo., on Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, as investigators sifted through evidence in the home in which the couple's 6-year-old daughter was found murdered on Dec. 26, 1996. A decade after the Christmastime slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, two aspects of the case endure: the public's endless fascination with the murder of the 6-year-old beauty contestant, and a sense the notorious crime may never be solved.

The current prosecutor in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case tells PEOPLE that as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, he has not wavered from his belief that his predecessor was wrong to publicly clear from suspicion parents John and Patsy Ramsey as well as brother Burke.

Colorado plans new DNA tests in JonBenet Ramsey murder case

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The current prosecutor in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case tells PEOPLE that as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, he has not wavered from his belief that his predecessor was wrong to publicly clear from suspicion parents John and Patsy Ramsey as well as brother Burke.

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“John, Burke, the Ramsey family are totally covered by the presumption of innocence and are entitled to that,” Boulder, Colorado, District Attorney Stan Garnett tells PEOPLE. “If we ever change our opinion about that with regard to the Ramseys or anyone else, we will file charges and say what we have to say about the case in open court.”

But “to issue an exoneration is, I think, misleading,” he says.

(As the anniversary approaches, People Magazine Investigates takes a fresh look at the infamous cold case in an episode entitled “JonBenét: The Untold Truth,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.)

As he has stated previously, Garnett says then Boulder DA Mary Lacy jumped the gun on July 9, 2008, when, on the basis of DNA analysis from the crime scene, she issued a letter to John Ramsey stating “we do not consider your immediate family including you, your wife, Patsy, and your son Burke to be under any suspicion in the commission of this crime.”

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JonBenét Ramsey Case : DA Says Former Prosecutor Erred with Letter Exonerating Parents and Brother . Though they have not been fingered as suspects in the 1996 murder I agree that exonerating them was another weird twist in this whacked out case .

JonBenét Ramsey Case : DA Says Former Prosecutor Erred with Letter Exonerating Parents and Brother . Though they have not been fingered as suspects in the 1996 murder I agree that exonerating them was another weird twist in this whacked out case .

The 6-year-old JonBenét’s body was found December 26, 1996, in the basement of the Ramsey family’s Boulder home, beaten and strangled with a garrote tied around her neck and duct tape covering her mouth. An investigation that has considered more than 140 suspects including family members has failed to bring criminal charges.

• For more on the case of the JonBenét Ramsey case, watch “JonBenét: The Untold Truth” on our 10-part true crime show, People Magazine Investigates, airing Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.

Garnett says he has “a lot of respect” for Lacy, the prior DA. But he adds, “I didn’t feel the exoneration was warranted based on the state of the evidence and the complexity of the case. And I also thought it was a very unusual thing to do in a case where there had never been any charges filed.”

“When any district attorney goes around and starts issuing exonerations based on a particular piece of evidence, that can be very misleading to the public about the nature of the case,” he says.

People Magazine Investigates: 5 Things to Know About the JonBenet Ramsey Case

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Recalling the infamously “compromised” crime scene that has created a challenge for all subsequent investigators, Garnett says, “The state of the evidence is not one where you could really say anything definitively.”

• Watch the People Magazine Investigates After Show, on the newPeople/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices

A two-part CBS series broadcast in September featured a panel of experts who advanced the theory that JonBenét’s older Burke, then aged 9 was responsible, but that her death was an accident. Ramsey family attorney L. Lin Wood responded by filing a $150 million libel lawsuit against Dr. Werner Spitz, a forensic pathologist quoted on the series who repeated his accusation against Burke on a Detroit radio show. Wood has promised a libel suit as well against CBS, which issued a statement standing by its broadcast.

Spitz has since moved to dismiss the suit against him, stating that his comments amount to opinion covered by the First Amendment.

Man who killed 3 at party near Seattle pleads guilty

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Premiering tonight, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey brings together a team of investigators including pathologists, forensic What I will say is that I have never, ever, in my entire career in law enforcement spanning over 30 years, seen a case in which a DA has issued a letter exonerating somebody, period.

- The Colorado district attorney overseeing the unsolved killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says a former prosecutor should never have written a letter Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett said Thursday that the letter clearing the girl’s family from suspicion in her 1996 death is not

Lacy’s statement exonerating family members was based upon application of a technology called “touch DNA,” where forensic scientists “scrape” a surface to recover genetic traces that are not visible. Samples of DNA had been drawn from JonBenét’s fingernails, her underwear, the waistband of her leggings, her wrist bindings and the garrote, which had been made using a cord and the broken handle of one of Patsy Ramsey’s paintbrushes.

At the time, Lacy revealed “an unknown male profile previously identified  from the inside crotch area of the underwear matched the DNA recovered from the long johns” that JonBenét wore over her underwear the night she was murdered.

Wood, the family’s attorney, tells PEOPLE the DNA match is the clue to the actual killer — and it’s not Burke or John Ramsey. Pasty Ramsey died in 2006.

Garnett says his office continues to seek out advanced DNA technology hoping for a breakthrough.

“I don’t anticipate that it’s going to lead to any dramatic developments in the case,” he says, “but obviously we would love to solve it.”

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