The Ramsey Clearing: Will the Naysayers Finally Agree?

July 10 2008, 5:41 PM

Now that the Ramsey family, John, Patsy and son Burke, have officially been cleared in the killing of Jonbenet Ramsey 12 years ago, will the naysayers who promoted their guilt year after year acknowledge they were wrong? Don't count on it. Radio host Peter Boyles:

"Three words: John Mark Karr. I wonder how many (news outlets) will even mention that fiasco. Mary Lacy's legacy is one of lunacy, ridiculousness and a legal clown show. This is not about John or Patsy or that little girl. This is about Mary Lacy clearing Mary Lacy."

Former Governor Bill Owens, who made this infamous (and outrageous) comment years ago:

"If they're innocent, they're sure not acting like they are. . . . If I could speak to John and Patsy Ramsey, I'd tell them to quit hiding behind their attorneys, quit hiding behind their PR firm, come back to Colorado and work with us to find the killers in this case, no matter where that trail may lead."

Yesterday: No comment. Full details about the DA's action and the new DNA testing that prompted it are here.

My thoughts are with Patsy Ramsey today. As I wrote on 5280 on the day she died,

She never got to learn who murdered her daughter. She was villified by the mainstream press, the tabloids and on cable news and radio shows for years. It was the worst and most shameful rush to judgment I've seen in the past decade. Most of us can not begin to imagine what it must be like not only to lose a child but to have talk show hosts, reporters and pundits speculating on your guilt day after day....I still believe that DNA will find Jonbenet's killer one day. Rest in peace, Patsy Ramsey....

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