Grand jury wanted to indict JonBenet Ramsey’s parents in 1999

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ATLANTA, GA – It’s been 16-years since 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered, and obviously some are going with the ‘better late than never’ approach when it comes to solving this cold case.

Some grand jurors told the local Colorado paper, The Boulder Daily Camera, that in 1999 they had voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey for alleged abuse that led to JonBenet’s death. Apparently, the district attorney at the time never signed the indictment because he didn’t feel there was sufficient evidence against them.

The Ramsey family’s attorney, Lin Wood, says if the D.A. had filed the indictments they would’ve convicted two innocent people. Wood says, “I think you had a grand jury that was likely confused and perhaps could have had that cleared up if John and Patsy Ramsey could have testified before the grand jury.  They offered repeatedly to do so but they were never allowed the opportunity.”

Clearly it’s a matter of perspective.

Wood says the jury was confused and we’re confused as to why a district attorney wouldn’t file an indictment when a grand jury requested one.

When it comes to the law, it’s better late than never, but never late is better.