JonBenét Ramsey Case: Reporter Wants Parents' Grand Jury Indictment Unsealed
The JonBenét Ramsey murder case is making headlines again, this time surrounding a 1999 grand jury indictment that charged the girl’s parents with child abuse resulting in death.
Now, the New York Daily News reports that Colorado journalist Charlie Brennan and the advocacy group Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press want the indictment of Patsy and John Ramsey released.
They are suing Boulder D.A. Stan Garnett to make the documents public, even though the case never went to trial.
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The lawsuit argues that releasing the papers "would serve the public interest in government transparency."
JonBenét, a 6-year-old beauty queen, was bludgeoned and strangled to death in her family’s home. Her body was discovered on Christmas morning in 1996. No one has ever been charged in the case.
John and Patsy were declared innocent in 2008, two years after Patsy died of cancer.