A grand jury investigating Jonbenet Ramsey´s death voted to indict her parents on child abuse resulting in death, according to an exclusive report by our partners at The Boulder Daily Camera. However, then-Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment and prosecute the case, the Camera reports. Hunter reportedly believed he could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The 6-year-old beauty queen was found dead in her home on Christmas night in 1996.
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Former DA Alex Hunter (ex father-in-law of John Edwards´ mistress Rielle Hunter) had many examples of prosecutorial ineptitude and laziness.
This is one of the dumbest excuses for an article and is untrue in so many ways that it would take hours - Patsy is dead and I think her husband is to. They found the killer and he killed himself = let himself into a basement window. Furthermore, they were not that rich. Good grief, is making money a sin and an excuse to murder your child to these idiots.
The article linked in #6 is definitely not a dumb article, and the posted article links to it.
There are serious questions as to whether the DA had the authority to nullify a Grand Jury indictment by refusing to sign it.
From the linked article:
Meanwhile, there are questions surrounding Hunter´s actions once the indictment was returned.
University of Colorado law professor Mimi Wesson said she believes that under Colorado grand jury law, Hunter might not have had the statutory power to invalidate the indictment by refusing to sign it.
"I doubt that a judge would order a prosecutor to sign an indictment, but that´s a different question from the validity of an unsigned indictment," she wrote in an email.
"The question of the prosecutor´s obligation usually comes up when a defendant is indicted and arrested and arraigned and generally put in the path of a prosecution, and then tries to get the charges dismissed on the ground of the prosecutor´s failure to sign the indictment," she added. "This has not come up in Colorado that I can discover, but in some other jurisdictions, these defendants have not been successful."
The article says that in 2008 a subsequent DA cleared the family by updated DNA tests. Therefore, whether Hunter had the power to overrule the Grand Jury or not is a moot point. He apparently was on the right track.
The very trace DNA was supposedly traced to a sneeze( not semen) from a factory packer. JonBenet had been washed down and completely redressed, wrapped lovingly up with her blanket, etc. someone loved her and regretted their actions. It might have been a terrible accident but there was lots of money thrown around to stall and cover up facts. Sad she didn´t live a normal lifespan. Lawyering up was definitely early on.
Ransom note definitely written by the mother. Common sense often serves us well....it was an "inside job". I, too, had a doting mother who could very easily become unhinged and scarily threatening/vituperative. Fortunately, I survived.
The Ramsey´s were white, Christian and rich. You can start right there and see the way they were treated in the media. If they had been active rich DEMOCRATS the media, who again frames the narrative, would never have spread some of the lies which too many accept now as facts. The son is completely innocent and doing very well. Jon is happily remarried.
The third party DNA was found with a "touch DNA" test. This test is so sensitive it could detect DNA from anyone who ever handled Jonbenet´s pajamas, including the garment worker who sewed them. The DNA of this mystery person is not in any criminal database. This could mean that the perp hasn´t been caught yet, or it could mean that the third-world garment worker´s DNA isn´t in the system.
No matter, after this DNA was found, reasonable doubt could be established no matter who was tried. If Casey Anthony could get away with what she did, no jury would convict anyone implicated by circumstantial evidence here.
I´m thinking someone in the family is responsible. Maybe someday Jonbenet´s brother will share what he knows, now that he´s an adult.
Two things occurred which would have made prosecution extremely difficult. The first officer on the scene allowed neighbors to come into the house which was a crime scene, damaging the integrity of the scene. Another officer allowed the father to enter the room where the girl was found and the father picked up the child, and for the most part, eliminating any evidence found on the child.
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