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JonBenet Ramsey's brother plans to sue CBS over docuseries

24 September 2016
JonBenet Ramsey's brother plans to sue CBS over docuseries

The lawyer for the family of JonBenet Ramsey, the child beauty queen killed in 1996, is threatening to sue CBS over what he claims are libelous accusations that Ramsey's brother, Burke, was responsible for her murder.

"In doing so, CBS perpetrated a fraud on its viewers - there was no new investigation by the phony TV "experts".

Coroners said JonBenet had been beaten and strangled before her body was found in the basement of her family's Boulder home December 26, 1996.

The finale of the two-part, four-hour documentary that aired on September 19, implicated Burke Ramsey as the killer of his sister and child beauty queen JonBenet. "No one has had the foolishness in the mainstream media or the tabloid media to accuse this young man of the murder of his sister until CBS tried to, until CBS made a decision to do so for ratings trying to profit off of this child", he angrily proclaimed.

As previously reported, CBS released a two-part special, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of her murder this year.

"JonBenet Ramsey" alleges that Burke killed JonBenet by hitting her in the head with a heavy flashlight.

"I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of Burke Ramsey", L. Lin Wood told Reuters in a statement.

Patsy and John Ramsey. Dr. Phil asked him, to which he replied, "no". But we did know - at least the goal was - that at the end this would not be a mediation on truth and you wouldn't get to the end of "The Case of: "JonBenét Ramsey" and say, 'Well, I guess we'll never know'".

Footage from 1997 shows how a young Burke Ramsey demonstrated his theory on how his sister was killed.

For their part, according to TMZ, the network has no intention of backing down though and have no intentions to withdraw the conclusion of their docuseries but "stands by the broadcast and will do so in court".

"Did you murder your sister JonBenet?" he questioned again, which triggered the same one-worded response.