Transcript for JonBenet Ramsey Case: New Grand Jury Report
Let's bring in our "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. The saying always goes, the grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. The burden of proof is much lower for a grand jury than it would have been the district attorney. It seems that the grand jury went for a compromise. They didn't decide to say this is murder. They said this is abuse, which led to the death, which sounds to me like a compromise on the part of a grand jury. Ordinarily, you present a case like this to the grand jury, you're going to get a murder case. Now, we don't know exactly what the prosecutor said to the grand jury, meaning, we don't know that they said we want you to indict on murder. My guess is they didn't tell them at all what they wanted them to do. They left it in theirs hands. And this is what they came up with. How often does that happen? That a d.A. Gets an indictment for abuse leading to the death or murder or whatever you want to call it, and chooses to do nothing on it? Very rarely without new evidence coming forward. You might see this in a case where a grand jury says, hands up an indictment, and says other things have come into play here, we're not going to move forward. It's the prosecution's decision to bring it to the grand jury. It was a huge divide between the prosecutor's office, and between prosecutors a police about the guilt or innocence of the ramsey fa t have put so much pressure on alex hunter back in THE LATE '90s TO MOVE FORWARD With this case. I think he gets a lot of credit. I've seen most of the case file. I think alex hunter made the right call then. And looking back on it, it's even clearer that he made the right call. The r were olly cleared by a subsequent district attorney. But the current d.A. Says he is not bound by that clearance. A murder, you can continue to investigate. But I think whoever investigates this case moving forward, will not be looking at the ramseys. And my guess is, this case will probably never be solved. Thank you so much.
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