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JonBenet Ramsey's brother threatens lawsuit over documentary

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The lawyer representing the family of JonBenét Ramsey, the child pageant queen whose death became a sensation in the late 1990s, is threatening to sue CBS over a recent documentary about the case. He noted he has successfully sued other media outlets over similar allegations against Burke Ramsey, who was 9 years old at the time of his sister's death.

Coroners said JonBenet had been beaten and strangled before her body was found in the basement of her family's Boulder home December 26, 1996. They said it likely wasn't a premeditated killing, but the parents may have covered it up to protect their only surviving son. This doc however, is a "false and unprofessional television attack" full of "lies, misrepresentations, distortions, and omissions", according to the family.

"I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of Burke Ramsey", Wood told Reuters in a telephone interview. There were scores of theories. the most prominent being someone struck the 6-year-old with a flashlight and one of the parents used a garrote to finish her off.

"CBS doesn't have enough money to compensate this man for the permanent damage they have caused this man's reputation that he has to live with for the rest of his life", he told E!

He posted the comments on his Facebook page and referred to the CBS docuseries, "The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey".

But the network-which you can only imagine was prepared for such an outcome-responded with this statement: "CBS stands by the broadcast and will do so in court".

But Burke has his own theories as to who killed his younger sister.

"There still are people that believe you killed your sister". Dr. Phil did ask him about the potential murder weapons during the interviews. Lin also pointed to the public exoneration that Boulder District Attorney gave to the Ramsey family in 2008 based on conclusive DNA evidence.