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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:18 PM
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A suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder has been arrested in Thailand
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 03:27 PM by kpete
CNN just now...

A suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder has been arrested in Thailand, Denver TV station KUSA reports. CNN working to confirm.
http://www.cnn.com /

Suspect arrested this morning has confessed to elements in the murder.

Press Conference Later today...

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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:22 PM
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1. More from the local news:
http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJEC...

KUSA - A Boulder County District Attorney investigator is bringing a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case back to the United States.

The suspect was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday morning.

The suspect has confessed to certain elements of the crime that are unknown to the general public.

The suspect is expected to arrive back in the United States, possibly within the next two days, accompanied by an investigator from the Boulder DA's office.

The Boulder County DA's office has not confirmed the identity of the suspect, but is expected to have a press conference later today.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:52 PM
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14. What, the media told us her parents did it? They wouldn't lie, would they?
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:05 PM
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16. Media? Lie? Never....
What a bloody nightmare this has been... my county has spent more money on this case alone than on several dozen rape cases that are still unsolved (though since they only happen during school terms, I would look closely at the University....) And the tabloids and the papers haven't helped at all.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:42 PM
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31. There was still something they didn't report?
I mean, with the myriad books, movies, and constant coverage, there was something the public didn't know? Man. There's more to that story than I'd thought.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:22 PM
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2. Quick! Look over there! Nothing to see here! n/t
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:26 PM
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6. Yes... but I have to admit... this one piques my interest...
Of course, I'm in Denver and this should be a big local story...
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 06:36 PM
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34. Yes, mine as well. But I'm a hard core cynic these days. n/t
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:24 PM
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3. i've always hoped this murder would be solved
IF the parents weren't involved, i hate patsy had to die before she saw her daugher's killer brought to justice.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:26 PM
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5. I agree -- I'm sure the stress of being suspected didn't help her
It'd be nice if John Ramsey could clear his name, too, once and for all.
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:31 PM
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9. The media hounded those two people unmercifully....
and the stress to Patsy Ramsey must have been unbearable, which didn't help her fight the cancer.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:49 PM
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12. That was my thought
also. If this person is guilty I wish she had lived to see them caught..then again it might have been too hard to relive it all again.

If the Ramsey's weren't involved then they have always had the knowledge of their innocence....small comfort I know.

Shame on me, I have often wondered if it had been the brother.

Cheers
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:25 PM
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4. Didn't her mother die recently?
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:27 PM
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7. Yes. Cancer, iirc.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:38 PM
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11. The cancer came back from a previous illness.
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 03:38 PM by CottonBear
The parents almost bought a house next door to my cousin's home in a swanky neighborhood in Atlanta. My cousin was worried that the media would swarm the neighborhood.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:30 PM
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8. Don't pedophiles flock to Thailand for illegal sex with children? n/t
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:51 PM
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13. Yes, you can buy a kid for a few hundred bucks
Or rent one for a lot less.
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:23 PM
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22. Maybe Limbaugh and the producers of 24 can spent their next vacation there
Sounds like it's right up their alley after Wl Rushbo's Dominican Viagra Adventures...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:34 PM
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10. Wow, never thought this would happen
Guess we'll see when more details are released.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:57 PM
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15. does it say he confessed to killing the child?
or does it say he had knowledge
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:16 PM
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19. it says he confessed to certain aspects of the killing that were unknown
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 04:17 PM by lavenderdiva
to the public.

edit to include: he was being held on other unrelated sex charges...
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:07 PM
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17. amazing
I am glad they found the killer.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:16 PM
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18. I realize this could be a big story - but what I just don't get
is why suddenly there is non-stop, hour after hour coverage of this on stations like MSNBC and CNN. We don't even know if the arrest of a prime suspect has actually been made. All we have is this disgusting spectacle of non-stop masturbation on our TV screens by turgid media talking heads who are coming out of the woodwork. One 5 minute news story would cover this at this point. Instead, we get idiot after idiot speculating about what we know, which is nothing, going around-and-around, filling in time. Why does American media go berserk like this over a sensationalistic story, especially when we don't know anything yet, and overriding all other news in the world? Tabloid news has become mainstream in America.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:18 PM
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20. Because people will watch it. NT
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:24 PM
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23. I suggest you stop expecting media to be different
They are "The Beast". Stop watching TV news. I didn't know they were doing this until you told me but of course I'm not surprised. Rent Network instead. :hi:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:19 PM
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21. Not to sound insensitive, but why do I even know this kid's name?
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:25 PM
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24. ditto - really. . . . . . . . n/t
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:26 PM
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25. Not insensitive at all...this murder happened 10 years ago...
JonBent Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990 December 25, 1996) was a child beauty pageant queen who was found murdered in the basement of her parents' home in Boulder, Colorado, United States, eight hours after being reported missing. The case drew national attention when no suspect was charged and suspicions turned to possible family involvement. The tantalizing clues of the case have inspired numerous books and articles that attempt to solve the mystery.

From Wikipedia
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:31 PM
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28. I know Jessica Lunsford's name
I know Samantha Runnion's name. I know Dylan Groene's name. I know Nathaniel Bar-Jonah's name. The most heinous crime is the murder of a child and yes I include Iraqi and Lebanese children in that equation. If I'm supposed to care about those children, why am I not supposed to care about JonBenet?
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:05 PM
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32. Diamond and Tionda Bradley

My husband and I were just talking about them yesterday...they've been missing for 5 years and I still think about these children.

It's important to remember, at least to me it is.

Cheers
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:28 PM
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26. So does the family finaly get to take the media to the cleaners?
The police of that city and the news media pummeled that family as suspects. Even accusing the brother. It's nice to hear they can finally be vindicated of it.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:40 PM
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30. Not quite yet. The arrest doesn't preclude involvement on the part
of the parents. I hope this case is finally solved and closed, though.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:29 PM
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27. More distractions
they had to come up with something, the "discovery" of Jimmy Hoffa didn't pan out.

Pardon my cynicism, but I'll wait til all the facts are out.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:39 PM
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29. When this was in the news years ago, the rumor was that the father
was known to travel overseas in Thailand a lot. Hmmm...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 05:22 PM
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33. It's a school teacher
It's not the father and looks as if it has absolutely nothing to do with the parents. It was always a bit ridiculous to think devoted parents would knock their kid in the head and then try to cover it up with a staged sex act that including sticking a paint brush up her vagina.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:35 PM
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35. How many children were murdered the year this one was?

Are any of those investigations still being pursued? Guess for some reason rich Mormon girls lives are just a little more equal.
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