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Judge orders release of JonBenet grand jury docs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has ordered the release of the 1999 grand jury indictment in the killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.

The order was issued Wednesday by Senior District Court Judge J. Robert Lowenbach. He ruled that the indictment signed by the grand jury foreman constituted an official action and must be released under state law.

The indictment has remained sealed for 14 years because the former district attorney decided against pursuing charges. But questions still surround the little girl’s unsolved death.

JonBenet’s body was found bludgeoned and strangled in her family’s home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996. Former District Attorney Mary Lacy said in 2008 that evidence suggests the killer was a stranger, not a family member.

A reporter for The Camera and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a lawsuit to seek the records.



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