On Christmas day in 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was killed in her Colorado home.
Even though Colorado prosecutors opted not to indict her parents because they felt they couldn’t prove the charges, members of the grand jury in the JonBenet Ramsey case have revealed that they were actually in favor of indicting the parents of the murdered six-year-old.
The jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey for child abuse resulting in death, a Class II felony that carries a potential sentence of four to 48 years in prison. District Attorney Alex Hunter believed that he would be unable to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt and therefore opted not to sign the indictment, a move that John Ramsey’s attorney agrees with. Boulder attorney Bryan Morgan said: “There were some very professional and brave people in Alex's office and perhaps elsewhere whose discipline and training prevented a gross miscarriage of justice."
Hunter didn’t want to speak about the matter but wrote in am email: "Colorado statutes, the ethical canons which govern the practice of law, and the Boulder District Court's oaths, instructions and orders in the JonBenet Ramsey grand jury proceedings, are well established and absolutely clear with respect to the various participants' legal obligations, duties and responsibilities, including the inviolate secrecy of the proceedings and the differing burdens of proof applicable to jurors and prosecutors. As the duly elected district attorney at the time and as an officer of the court then and now, I must respectfully decline further comment."
At least one member of the grand jury thinks that Hunter should have taken the jury’s advice with indicting the parents.
“We didn't know who did what," the juror told the Boulder Daily Camera. "But we felt the adults in the house may have done something that they certainly could have prevented, or they could have helped her, and they didn't."
Source: (Fox News)