BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen and told the family they were "deeply sorry" for putting the Ramseys under a cloud of suspicion for more than a decade. The district attorney said new DNA tests point to a mysterious outsider.
"To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry,"wrote in a letter to the little girl's father, John Ramsey. "No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion."
Lacy said new "touch DNA" tests on skin cells that were left behind on JonBenet's long underwear point to an "unexplained third party" and not a member of the family.
John Ramsey, a software entrepreneur who now lives in Yahoo!, said Wednesday he is hopeful the killer will be found based on the DNA evidence. -
Remember John Mark Karr from August 2006? What a panzy.