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Burke-Did-It Theory in JonBenet Death Special May Get CBS Sued

Burke-Did-It Theory in JonBenet Death Special May Get CBS Sued

JonBenet Ramsey, inset, and her brother Burke. (Dr. Phil Show)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:10 AM

The theory that JonBenet Ramsey's then 9-year-old brother Burke killed his sister, as advanced by a panel of experts on a CBS docu-series that aired on Sunday and Monday night, has sparked a threat of a lawsuit against the network by the family's lawyer, Reuters is reporting.

The two-part special, “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey,” and the experts' theory have been widely reported and commented on by news media in the past three days.

The show included a panel of law enforcement experts who filtered through evidence from the 20-year-old murder mystery which they said led them to the theory that Burke Ramsey murdered JonBenet the day after Christmas in 1996 in the family’s mansion in Boulder, Colorado, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Ramsey family’s lawyer, L. Lin Wood, said he plans to sue CBS, saying the documentary’s theorizing that Burke was the killer is a “false and unprofessional television attack” against the family, said Reuters.

“In my opinion, the Ramsey family did not want law enforcement to solve this case, and that’s why it remains unsolved,” retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente said on the program.

Clemente and former Scotland Yard criminal behavior expert Laura Richards worked with specialists for the CBS special — a group of investigators that included forensic linguistic expert James Fitzgerald, famous criminologist Werner Spitz, former Boulder County District Attorney’s Office investigator James Kolar, statement analyst Stan Burke, and forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, noted THR.

At the conclusion of the docu-series, each of the investigators, including Clemente and Richards, agreed on the theory that Burke, who was 9 at the time, killed the 6-year-old tot beauty pageant queen, perhaps over a toy, or his food that she might have taken without his consent, said THR.

The panel of experts also came to the conclusion that JonBenet’s parents, John and the late Patsy Ramsey, were responsible for creating the kidnapping-for-ransom scenario and then covering up the murder to confuse authorities and protect their son, said THR.

“I don’t think Burke was involved in the cover-up,” Fitzgerald said.

According to the Daily Mail, JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in the family’s basement.

There have never been any formal charges directly related to the slaying and family members have maintained they are innocent, the Daily Mail said, but the fact that JonBenet’s parents and brother were in the 15-room mansion the night of her murder has kept an aura of suspicion around them.

In the final minutes of the CBS special, investigators focused on breaks in the case like a mysterious bowl of pineapple that was left uneaten on the dining room table and the flashlight that they believe might have used to hit JonBenet in the head, causing a severe crack to her skull, USA Today noted.

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The theory that JonBenet Ramsey's then 9-year-old brother Burke killed his sister, as advanced by a panel of experts on a CBS docu-series that aired on Sunday and Monday night, has sparked a threat of a lawsuit against the network by the family's lawyer.
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