Wednesday, August 16, 2006

JonBenet Ramsey Murder Arrest


BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A man suspected in the slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey nearly a decade ago was arrested Wednesday in Thailand, the district attorney said. District Attorney Mary Lacey said the arrest followed several months of work. She disclosed no details about the suspect before a news conference scheduled for Thursday.
Even though this arrest comes so far after the crime, it's good news.

One of the issues that has been repeated over and over was that JonBenet's participation in child beauty pageants caused her death. That's nonsense. Her murderer caused her death.

The merits and pitfalls of beauty pageants should be separate issues from rape and murder. If they are enmeshed, the voices of concern will be diverted into voices of support -- in the ears of rapists and murderers.


CNN: statement from John Ramsey

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