Jurors wanted JonBenet’s parents in court
A GRAND jury reviewing evidence in the murder of six- year- old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey believed her parents were involved, according to documents released 14 years after the panel made its recommendation.
At the time, the grand jury recommended both parents be charged with child abuse resulting in death and as accessories to murder.
The just- released documents allege both parents intended to delay or prevent the arrest of the person who killed their daughter. They do not say who killed the girl.
Lurid details of the crime and images of the child in makeup and costumes perform- ing in pageants propelled the case into one of the highestprofile mysteries in the 1990s.
The district attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, who presented the evidence to the grand jury, declined to pursue charges saying, ‘‘we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges’’.
The grand jury met three years after the child’s body was found in the family home in Boulder on December 26, 1996.
Former district attorney Mary Lacy cleared the Ramseys in 2008 based on new DNA testing that suggested the killer was a stranger, not a family member.