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Sydney Carton
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Ramsey Family Exonerated in Daughter's Murder
« on: July 09, 2008, 03:58:01 PM »

  A just released news article from the office of the Denver District Attorney announces that Patsy Ramsey and her family have been completely vindicated in the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey by new DNA testing.
   In 1997 alien  male DNA was discovered  on  the child's undergarment but critics continued to argue that the panties had been contaminated before reaching the Ramsey home and were irrelevent to the case.The new DNA tests revealed more and larger specimens from  the same still unidentified male on other cloths which the child wore when she was murdered.
    They do not match any previously accused suspect.
           http://www.9news.com/news/investigative/article.aspx?storyid=95421&catid=207
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Re: Ramsey Family Exonerated in Daughter's Murder
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 05:48:17 AM »

And to think what this poor woman, after losing her dear daughter, had to endure and die with the stigma of being wrongly accused of killing her is beyond words.

You have absolutely NO idea the mental (and physical) anguish one endures when wrongly and falsely accused. When you know for a fact you've done nothing wrong and then to have the very people who are sworn to uphold the law to publicly slander and accuse you of a hideous crime is indescribable.
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Re: Ramsey Family Exonerated in Daughter's Murder
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 04:57:17 PM »

   The following link to the Ramsey case leaves absolutely nothing to be desired.It is packed with fairly blanced and methodically tabulated treatments of each and every contested issue and the respective  testimonies and circumstances adduced by both sides in turn.For once a blog that is truly a repository of unbiased research.
   If the evidence ends up weighted on the Ramseys side it is because the overwhelming weight of the evidence was always on their side but the Denver police were originally too stupid to see it.(These last opinions are mine and carefully left uunstated by the original compilers of the evidence.)
    http://jonbenetramsey.pbwiki.com/
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 06:56:37 PM »

Absolutly agree.  I don't know how Patsy and John lived through this tragedy.  Losing a child  is the worse thing that can happen to a person. 
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Re: Ramsey Family Exonerated in Daughter's Murder
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 03:42:30 PM »

   Feb 2, 9:39 PM EST


Boulder police take back JonBenet investigation

By ALYSIA PATTERSON
Associated Press Writer

   BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, the police chief said Monday as the department resumed a probe for which it had long been criticized.

Chief Mark Beckner said new technology gives investigators tools they didn't have a decade ago; the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant was found bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of her Boulder home in 1996.

Police had transferred the probe to the district attorney's office six years ago amid criticism of how the case was handled.

"We'd love to solve this case for JonBenet so she can rest in peace," Beckner said at a news conference announcing the shift.

Police will handle the investigation as a cold case, "reviewing everything that's been done, the evidence that's been collected, trying to determine where do we go from here," he said.

As a cold case, the investigation won't have a full team of detectives working around-the-clock, the chief said.

"It's going to be an as-we-can type of thing, or as needed," he said.

L. Lin Wood, an attorney for JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, called the announcement a "positive sign in terms of my hope that the Boulder Police Department will take not only a new review in terms of a cold case review, but that it will go in this time with an objective review."

Wood and Ramsey have been critical of previous police efforts, saying they unfairly focused on the family and ignored other evidence.

Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's mother and John Ramsey's wife, died in 2006 after a long battle with cancer.

Beckner said he and newly elected District Attorney Stan Garnett agreed that police should lead the investigation again.

Beckner said he has invited veteran investigators from state and federal agencies to form an advisory task force on the case.

"We're bringing in people on this task force that are going to have a fresh perspective," he said. "(They're going to) look at this case, tell us what they think, challenge us, give us ideas."

The group will meet in the next few weeks to review the evidence and identify additional testing that might be done.

At the news conference, Beckner said more than 140 people had already been investigated as potential suspects, but none could be definitively linked to the crime.

Garnett's predecessor, Mary Lacy, last year cleared Jonbenet's family in the slaying, saying male DNA found on the girl's clothing almost certainly came from her killer, and that it didn't match anyone in the family.

Beckner informed John Ramsey of the change in the investigation in a letter. Wood said the letter gave no hint that police would back away from Lacy's decision to clear the family.

Lacy did not run for re-election because of term limits. She told The Associated Press that returning the investigation to police was "a great idea."

"I think that time has resolved any issues that might have lingered, but also I think that Mark Beckner has done a very good job," she said.

Lacy said the reason her office took over the case in 2002 was that the Ramsey family had no confidence in the police. "It wasn't that they were incompetent," she said of the officers.

Lacy said she is "absolutely" hopeful the case will one day be resolved.

"I believe the DNA (that cleared the Ramsey family) is the most significant piece of evidence, and hopefully, as with some cold cases, there will eventually be a hit on it," she said.

Beckner said "that unknown DNA" will be a big part of the investigation.


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
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Re: Ramsey Family Exonerated in Daughter's Murder
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 02:53:53 PM »

  John Ramsey was on the Oprah program yesterday>Among others he offers the following thoughts.He still hopes some good can come out of the evil that he has suffered:
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Since losing a child, John has made it his mission to get DNA laws changed across the country. He says every state should pass a law that requires DNA printing for anyone arrested on felony charges.

"Fingerprinting started back in the '30s, and it's a coarse technology. DNA is a very precise technology, and we need to use it as an investigative tool," he says. "I think it will exonerate the innocent and convict the guilty."

John believes these new laws can help save lives. "Premeditated criminals don't just do one crime and then go back to a normal life," he says. "Crimes of that nature are done repeatedly, and so the quicker we can get those people off the streets, the more lives and pain we'll save."

So far, 12 states have passed this law, John says. To encourage your state senators and governor to support DNA legislation, John suggests writing a letter or sending an e-mail.

   
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