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JonBenet Ramsey’s Parents Indicted by Grand Jury in 1999

A Colorado reporter is suing the state to make public a secret 1999 indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse. Last week, Daily Camera reporterĀ Charlie Brennan, along with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, filed a complaint against the Boulder District Attorney’s office hoping the office to make the indictment public.

Now the question is up to the court to determine whether the release of the indictment serves the public’s right to transparency. In the meantime, case followers are left wondering why the D.A. chose not to prosecute the Ramseys — even though a grand jury apparanetly thought there was a case against them.

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