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Grand Jury Wanted Child Abuse Charges for JonBenét Ramsey's Parents

JonBenét Ramsey Murder Case: Grand Jury Voted to Indict Parents on Charges of Child Abuse Resulting in Death

Originally posted 10/25/2013 12:15PM

According to court documents released Friday in Boulder, Colo., a grand jury voted in 1999 to indict the parents of murdered 6-year-old beauty pageant winner JonBenét Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in death and of being accessories to a crime.

The indictment alleges that between Christmas Day and Dec. 26, 1996, John and Patsy Ramsey "unlawfully, knowingly, recklessly and feloniously permit a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation which posed a threat of injury to the child's life or health," which resulted in her death.

But the release of the documents is somewhat of a red herring. Seventeen years after the nation was shocked by news that the precocious pageant queen had been beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted, JonBenét's case is still considered unsolved.

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John Ramsey Says He Thought of Suicide

John Ramsey Says He Thought of Suicide

Originally posted 03/18/2012 02:45PM

In the months following his daughter JonBenét's brutal murder, John Ramsey contemplated ending it all.

"I wanted to escape from the pain," Ramsey – the author of a new memoir, The Other Side of Suffering, which recounts the aftermath of that fateful day in December 1996, when he found the 6-year-old's lifeless body in the basement of his and wife Patsy's Boulder, Colo., home – tells PEOPLE.

Long the targets of the Boulder Police Department's investigation, Ramsey, 68, says he and Patsy, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006, were prepared to go to jail, signing over custody of JonBenét's older brother Burke to a relative.

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JonBenet Ramsey's Father Remarries

JonBenet Ramsey's Father Remarries

Originally posted 07/28/2011 11:00AM

Five years after his wife Patsy died of ovarian cancer, John Ramsey, the father of slain Colorado child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, has remarried.

Ramsey, 67, tied the knot with Jan Rousseaux, 53, a twice-divorced Las Vegas designer, on July 21 in Charlevoix, Mich., reports the National Enquirer.

"I have no doubt she will be smiling," Ramsey tells the Enquirer of JonBenet, who would have turned 21 on Aug. 6.

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JonBenet's Dad & Natalee Holloway's Mom Together

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JonBenet's Dad & Natalee Holloway's Mom Together

Originally posted 06/05/2007 11:00AM

The father of murdered child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey and the mother of missing teen Natalee Holloway now appear to share something beyond their tragic circumstances – each other.

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Halle Berry Finalizes Split from Benet | Eric Benet, Halle Berry

Halle Berry Finalizes Split from Benet

Originally posted 01/10/2005 08:00AM

SETTLED: Halle Berry, 38, officially became single last Monday, after successfully settling with former husband Eric Benet and finalizing their divorce. TV's Celebrity Justice reports that the Catwoman star will retain her Beverly Hills mansion, while Benet has moved to Studio City, Calif., in the San Fernando Valley. Benet, an R&B singer, reportedly wanted to challenge the couple's prenuptial agreement, but that did not occur, the show reports, adding that Berry will pay no spousal support.

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