Back in the mid-1990s, the mu-rder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was all over the news. But now, a new cri-me show has figured out the shoc-king truth behind the child’s de-ath. And this twist was not something anyone saw coming. Back in 1996, JonBenet was a child beauty queen who was found bea-ten and stran-gled to de-ath. Her bo-dy was found in her family’s basement. And po-lice found the ch-ild just a few hours after her mother, Patsy, called 9-11 to report that her daughter had been kid-na-pped.
Although the case was a media sensation throughout the mid-1990s, no official charges have been filed. But people have been eager to cast blame on the person they susp-еcted of the кil-ling.
The two-part CBS documentary reviewed evidence in the case and now believe that Burke, who was only nine at the time of the кil-lings, may be the primary sus-pеct.
Experts believe that the girl’s de-ath may have been acci-dental. Burke, who is her brother, had hit his sister in the head with a golf club a year before her mu-rd-er because he was “losing his temper.”
The former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colorado, James Kolar, presented the evidence that Burke might have been responsible for the girl’s de-ath.
Patsy had left a bowl of pineapple and tea on the counter for Burke, but he caught his younger sister ste-al-ing his snack. So, according to Kolar, he lashed out and stru-ck her with a flashlight and кil-lе her.
“My hypothesis was that I think the Ramseys came home around 9:30, 10 o’clock,” Kolar said. “I think JonBenet was asleep. I think John did carry her upstairs, Patsy remained downstairs with Burke and served him the tea and the pineapple. I think that accounts for the physical evidence as well as the latent print. Then she got JonBenet up to make sure she used the toilet, so she didn’t wet the bed that night.”
These activities sound like normal practice for most families. But then Burke saw something he didn’t like.
“JonBenet was up, she may or may not have brushed her teeth, that stuff was out on the counter, then I think she was up and awake enough that she was maybe still hungry and she went downstairs… I think if Burke was upset about circumstances or Christmas presents, he probably would have been upset about her trying to snag a piece of pineapple. Out of an-ger, he may have str-uck her with a flashlight.”
Since the documentary aired, Burke has filed a law-suit against CBS for $750 million.
According to Ramsey’s suit, the action was filed to “redress the permanent dam-age” to Burke’s “reputation resulting from defendants’ fal-se acc-usation that he кil-lеd his sister, JonBenét Ramsey.”
Do you think Burke is a likely sus-pеct? Or do you think Kolar got it all wrong when he pointed the finger at the beauty queen’s brother?