Patsy Ramsey
Mother of JonBenét Ramsey
Patsy Ramsey
"Patsy Ramsay" redirects here. For the granddaughter of Queen Victoria sometimes known as "Patsy Ramsay", see Princess Patricia of Connaught.
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JonBenet Ramsey's Killer 'May Be Lost Forever' Because Of Unsigned Indictment
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The chance to catch the killer of JonBenet Ramsey and put a close to one of the nation's most notoriously unsolved crimes may be gone forever, according to a statement issued Friday by the city of Boulder's Police Department. Last Friday marked the first time that the public was able to view the secret indictment that contained the charges by a grand jury against the Ramseys. The district attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, decided not to sign the indictment citing a lack of evidence and apparently believing that he could not prosecute the case beyond a reasonable doubt. "Investigators at the time were disappointed in the then-district attorney's decision not to issue indictments," read a statement issued by the Boulder Police Dept. "Cases are rarely perfect and often contain conflicting evidence. As a result, the opportunity to present the entire case to a jury may be lost forever." The Daily Camera's revelation of the indictment's existence to begin with, upset the long-held pu ...
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Ramsey grand jury accused JonBenet's parents in death, but prosecutor ... - Fox News
Google News - over 3 years
BBC News Ramsey grand jury accused JonBenet's parents in death, but prosecutor ... Fox News Court documents released Friday reveal that a 1999 grand jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey of child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a crime, including murder, in connection to their 6-year-old daughter JonBenét, but a prosecutor ... Grand Jury Urged Charges In JonBenet Ramsey CaseNew York Times '99 grand jury indicted Ramseys in JonBenet's deathUSA TODAY Grand jury indicted JonBenet Ramsey parentsKCTV Kansas City 9NEWS.com -The Globe and Mail -CBS Local all 354 news articles »
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Video: Grand jury indicted parents in JonBenet Ramsey murder
CBS News - over 3 years
A newly released report shows a grand jury voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey for two felonies in the 1996 murder of their daughter JonBenet. The report says they recklessly placed their daughter in a dangerous situation. Barry Petersen reports.
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Ramsey grand jury indictment accused parents of child abuse resulting in JonBenet's death
Fox News - over 3 years
Court documents released Friday reveal that a grand jury in 1999 indicted John and Patsy Ramsey for child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a crime, including murder, in connection to their 6-year-old daughter JonBenet.
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Judge orders release of parents' indictment in JonBenet Ramsey case
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - A Colorado judge on Wednesday ordered the release of the 1999 indictment of JonBenet Ramsey's parents in the child beauty queen's killing, offering a glimpse into the investigation of a crime that has long captivated the nation. The 18-page Boulder County Grand Jury indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey will be released for public inspection on Friday, Judge Robert Lowenbach ruled. At the time the grand jury handed down the indictment, then-District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign it and prosecute the Ramseys. ...
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John Ramsey Opposes Release Of Secret Indictment In JonBenet Murder Case
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In 1999, then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign a grand jury indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of slain 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, citing that he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The indictment remained secret until earlier this year, when The Boulder Daily Camera confirmed its existence. Now, a lawsuit seeks to release the un-prosecuted indictment -- but John Ramsey, father of JonBenet, opposes the release of the document unless the entire grand jury record is also opened for the public. The Daily Camera obtained a new letter from Harold Haddon and Bryan Morgan, attorneys who represent John Ramsey, stating their objection: "Public release of the allegations of an un-prosecuted indictment only serves to further defame (John Ramsey) and his late wife Patricia," the attorneys write in the letter. "Mr. Ramsey will have no access to whatever evidence the prosecutors presented to the grand jury and will have no ability to disprove ...
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JonBenet Ramsey Case: Judge Orders DA To Show Why Secret Indictment Of Parents Should Remain Secret
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In 1999, a grand jury in the brutal murder case of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey voted to indict her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey. But then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign it, citing that he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The indictment's existence was not known until earlier this year. Now a judge has ruled that the current Boulder DA Stan Garnett must show why the un-prosecuted indictment must remain secret. "The court concludes that the secrecy required in the grand jury process is not compromised through a process that requires the presentment of the indictment in open court," Weld County Judge Robert Lowenbach wrote, The Boulder Daily Camera first reported. "Under this procedure, there is no breach of the secrecy and confidentiality expected in grand jury proceedings," Lowenbach continued. "It is ordered therefore that the defendant (Garnett) show cause why he should not be required to disclose the requested documents." Daily Camera ...
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JonBenet Ramsey Case: Boulder DA Says Release Of Indictment Would Be A 'Breach Of Promise' To Jurors
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Boulder District Attorney's Office has declined to release the documents of the secretly-voted upon indictment of JonBenet Ramsey's parents back in 1999, saying that to do so would be a "breach of promise" to the jurors and citing the integrity of grand jury secrecy. Last month Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a lawsuit calling for the release of the indictment, which was not publicly known to exist before January of this year. The Camera was first to report that the grand jury voted to indict 6-year-old JonBenet's parents John and Patsy Ramsey in 1999 on charges of child abuse resulting in death, but the prosecutor at the time, then-District Attorney Alex Hunter, refused to sign the indictment. The Daily Camera is not participating in the lawsuit. In a statement about the decision to keep the documents involved in the indictment secret obtained by The Huffington Post, Chief Trial Deputy Sean Finn wrote: The ...
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Reporters sue to release indictment in JonBenet Ramsey case
Fox News - over 3 years
Read article below from UPI.com and post your thoughts in the comments. JonBenet Ramsey case: Reporters sue to release indictment By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com A Colorado reporter and a press advocacy group are suing the Boulder County district attorney to force the release of the secret 1999 grand jury indictment of JonBenét Ramsey’s parents, who were never prosecuted in the death of their daughter. Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan, together with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, filed a lawsuit against Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett Wednesday. The newspaper said two members of the grand jury confirmed they had voted two indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death, but that then-D.A. Alex Hunter had refused to sign the document. “The plaintiffs believe… that the indictment is a criminal justice record that reflects official action by the grand jury, and accordingly that it is subject to mandatory disclosure upo ...
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JonBenet Ramsey Case: Lawsuit Seeks Release Of Ramsey Parents' Indictment In Slaying
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A press advocacy group, along with a reporter from the Boulder Daily Camera, have filed a lawsuit against Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett that seeks the release of the secretly-voted-on indictment of the Ramsey parents by the grand jury in the 1999 slaying case. At the beginning of 2013, The Daily Camera first reported that the grand jury voted to indict JonBenet's parents John and Patsy Ramsey in 1999 on charges of child abuse resulting in death, but the prosecutor at the time, then-District Attorney Alex Hunter, refused to sign the indictment. Hunter told media back in 1999 that he did not believe his office had enough evidence to file any charges, though the Ramsey family remained prime suspects for years before finally being absolved in 2008. "Knowing and reckless" child abuse resulting in death is a Class 2 felony charge that could have resulted in up to 48 years in prison for the Ramsey parents. Daily Camera Reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committ ...
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John Ramsey says grand jury's vote to indict is 'just more drama'
Fox News - about 4 years
In his first remarks since reports surfaced that a grand jury voted to indict him and his wife for child abuse resulting in the death of his daughter JonBenet, John Ramsey reportedly characterized the news as "just more drama" in the 17-year-old case. "It's just more drama," said Ramsey, 69, in the Feb. 11 edition of People magazine, which appears on newsstands Friday, according to The Boulder Daily Camera. On Sunday, the newspaper reported exclusively that the grand jury investigating the 1996 Christmas night death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey voted to indict both of the girl's parents after the eight women and four men heard evidence from September 1998 to October 1999. The grand jury voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death, a Class II felony punishable by up to 48 years in prison. But Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment, believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, the news ...
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JonBenet Ramsey's parents reportedly indicted, but DA refused to prosecute
Fox News - about 4 years
The Colorado grand jury probing the death of JonBenet Ramsey voted to indict the murdered 6-year-old beauty queen's parents more than a decade ago, although prosecutors reportedly declined to press the case. The Boulder Daily Camera newspaper reports that the grand jury in 1999 voted to indict both John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death, a Class II felony punishable by up to 48 years in prison. Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment, believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, the newspaper reports. "I and my prosecution task force believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant a filing of charges against anyone who has been investigated at this time," Hunter told reporters on Oct. 13, 1999. At least one legal expert, however, said state law may have obligated Hunter to at least sign the indictment, even if he elected not to prosecute the case. "We didn't know who did what," one juror t ...
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Grand Jury Voted To Indict JonBenet Ramsey's Parents
Huffington Post - about 4 years
A grand jury voted to indict JonBenet Ramsey's parents in 1999 on charges of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment, according to a new report by The Daily Camera. Then-Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter told media back then that he did not believe his office had enough evidence to file any charges, though the Ramsey family remained prime suspects for years before being absolved in 2008. Click over to The Daily Camera to read the full report. Child abuse resulting in death charged with "knowingly and recklessly" is a Class II felony that could have resulted in up to 48 years in prison. On Dec. 26, 1996, 6-year-old JonBenet was found bludgeoned and strangled to death in the basement of her family home. A ransom note from an anonymous group of individuals "that represent a foreign faction" asking for $118,000 in exchange for the safe return of JonBenet was found just hours before, but no call ever came from a kidnapper an ...
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JonBenet Ramsey Would Have Turned 22 This Week
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sixteen years have passed since JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in her Boulder, Colo. home over the Christmas holiday and the shocking homicide of the child beauty queen still remains unsolved to this day. Had JonBenet lived, she would have turned 22 years old this past Monday, August 6. On Dec. 26, 1996, 6-year-old JonBenet was found bludgeoned and strangled to death in the basement of her family home. A ransom note from an anonymous group of individuals "that represent a foreign faction" asking for $118,000 in exchange for the safe return of JonBenet was found just hours before, but no call ever came from a kidnapper and it was never linked to a murderer. See the full text of the ransom note originally published by Vanity Fair magazine here. Although there has not been any new evidence uncovered in the homicide case for some time, two new books that came out this year shed new light on the young girl, her family and ask some troubling new questions. The first book, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patsy Ramsey
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    In November 2006, Rod Westmoreland, a friend of JonBenét Ramsey's father, filed a defamation suit against Keith Greer, who posted a message on an Internet forum using the pseudonym "undertheradar".
    More Details Hide Details Greer had accused Westmoreland of participating in the kidnapping and murder. Greer has defended his statement.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 39
    After the murder of JonBenét in the family's home in December 1996, Boulder law enforcement officials declared that Patsy and her husband were "under an umbrella of suspicion" due to their possible involvement in the crime.
    More Details Hide Details The couple spent the next 10 years defending themselves against the allegations by insisting that an intruder killed their daughter. No charges have ever been filed against anyone for the murder. On July 9, 2008, nearly 12 years after their daughter's murder, John and Patsy Ramsey were officially cleared in the death by the Boulder District Attorney's office based on new DNA evidence collected from JonBenet's clothing; this particular type of DNA analysis did not exist at the time of the killing. Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy said new DNA tests point to an "unexplained third party" as responsible for the murder. Several defamation lawsuits have ensued since JonBenét's murder. L. Lin Wood. was the plaintiff's lead attorney for John and Patsy Ramsey and their son Burke, and has prosecuted defamation claims on their behalf against St. Martin's Press, Time, Inc. The Fox News Channel, American Media, Inc. Star, The Globe, Court TV and The New York Post. John and Patsy Ramsey were also sued in two separate defamation lawsuits arising from the publication of their book, The Death of Innocence, brought by two individuals named in the book as having been investigated by Boulder police as suspects in JonBenét's murder. The Ramseys were defended in those lawsuits by Lin Wood and three other Atlanta attorneys, James C. Rawls, Eric P. Schroeder, and S. Derek Bauer, who obtained dismissal of both lawsuits including an in-depth decision by U.S. District Court Judge Julie Carnes that "abundant evidence" in the murder case pointed to an intruder having committed the crime.
  • 1990
    Age 33
    She gave birth to her second child, JonBenét, on August 6, 1990 in Atlanta.
    More Details Hide Details The family moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1991.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 23
    She married John Ramsey on November 5, 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Their son, Burke, was born on January 27, 1987.
  • 1977
    Age 20
    She won the Miss West Virginia beauty title in 1977 and her sister Pamela won the same title three years later.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 18
    Ramsey was born in Gilbert, West Virginia to Nedra Ellen Ann (née Rymer) and Donald Ray Paugh. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1975, and went on to attend West Virginia University where she belonged to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and from which she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism in 1978.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on December 29, 1956.
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