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JonBenet Update

It happened again.  Just when you had totally forgotten about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, Boom!  Along comes an AP News Alert to remind you.

It has been almost two years since another AP News Alert delivered the stunning news that, at long last, a suspect had been arrested.  I blogged about it HERE.  Well, never mind.  The guy was either delusional or desperate for attention.  He should probably be locked up somewhere for something.  Just not for killing JonBenet.

Now, the latest developments.  We still don't know who did kill the little beauty queen.  But, finally, we know who didn't.  Wednesday afternoon, an AP News Alert alerted us to the fact that DNA tests have cleared JonBenet's parents (and, presumably, her brother) of any involvement in the crime.  Read THIS article for the complete story.  The gist of it is that new DNA technology has confirmed what the family has said all along:  They didn't do it.

What I don't get is why it took these new DNA tests to clear the family.  Weren't the dozens of DNA tests done previously conclusive enough?  If not, why not?  And, what evidence was there that the family might have been involved?  I suspect that they were suspected simply because police had no real suspects to focus on.

In any case, it will be interesting to see what the next AP News Alert reveals about the case.  Remember to expect it when you least expect it.

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