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A lawsuit is brewing between CBS and the Ramsey family over JonBenét's murder

Christina Marfice


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Does the Ramsey family's lawsuit prove CBS was right about who murdered JonBenét?

The case of JonBenét Ramsey is far from closed. The next step? A lawsuit, apparently.

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CBS' two-part documentary on the infamous murder of 6-year-old JonBenét wrapped up this week, when investigators on the show came to the conclusion that her then-9-year-old brother, Burke, killed her and the family covered it up. Burke was a suspect during the original investigation, but he was eventually cleared of wrongdoing.

Now, the Ramsey family's lawyer is speaking out against CBS. She told Reuters, "I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of Burke Ramsey. CBS' false and unprofessional attacks on this young man are disgusting and revolting."

CBS responded to the lawyer's claims, saying "CBS stands by the broadcast and will do so in court."

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It's easy to see why the family would be pretty upset about the show's conclusion. Burke was cleared by DNA evidence, and to have his name dragged back through the mud on a TV show must be pretty traumatic for the family, who already went through the tragic loss of JonBenét.

When word got out that CBS was planning the documentary, now-29-year-old Burke sat down with Dr. Phil McGraw to talk about the case, still maintaining his innocence.

"Look at the evidence, or the lack thereof," Burke said when questioned about the people out there who still think he killed his sister.

McGraw replied, "Part of their rationale... these people say you are the only one that your parents would go to the lengths they went to to cover up everything that happened."

But Burke didn't give in.

"I don’t know what to say to that because I know that’s not what happened," he said. "There’s been a few people that said that’s not even physically possible for a 9-year-old to do that."

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Did you watch The Case of JonBenét Ramsey? Who do you think killed JonBenét?

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Does the Ramsey family's lawsuit prove CBS was right about who murdered JonBenét?
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