Unsealed docs: Grand jury wanted to charge Ramseys with child abuse ‘which resulted in the death’ of JonBenet
6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her home on Dec. 26, 1996. The Daily Camera’s Mitchell Byars reports on the four pages of the grand jury indictment unsealed this morning.
A grand jury indictment released today revealed the grand jury prepared charges of child abuse resulting in death and accessory to a crime for both John and Patsy Ramsey in the death of their 6-year-old daughter JonBenet Ramsey.
The four pages released this morning indicated the jury felt that both the Ramseys permitted a child to be “unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to the child’s life or health, which resulted in the death of JonBenet Ramsey” and rendered assistance to a person “knowing the person being assisted has committed and was suspected of the crime of murder in the first degree and child abuse resulting in death.”
A look back at Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan’s fight to shed sunlight on the sealed documents:
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.