Juror on JonBenet Ramsey trial wanted to indict parents

JonBenet Ramsey
JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in the basement of her home (File)

A grand juror who served on the JonBenet Ramsey case says he believes there was enough evidence to indict parents Patsy and John Ramsey for murdering their own daughter. 

The juror was disguised while interviewed on US television show 20/20, as he faces prosecution for speaking out if he's identified. 

The panel of eight women and four men were told in 1998 to indict the parents only if they found probable cause for the six-year-old's murder. When asked by 20/20 if there was enough evidence to take John and Patsy to trial, the disguised juror replied: "Based upon the evidence that was presented, I believe that is correct."

But he also said he didn't think there was enough evidence to convict the Ramseys. 

Colorado's prosecutor disagreed with the jury's decision and chose not to proceed with the trial.

Asked by 20/20 if he knew who killed the child, the juror replied: "I highly suspect I do."

The juror didn't say who he thought killed JonBenet, who was found bound, strangled and beaten to death in the basement of her family home on Boxing Day 1996. 

DNA found on her body has never been matched, though investigators will be conducting new tests in a new facility in Colorado next year, CNN reports. 


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