Presumed Guilty: An Investigation Into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography

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New Millennium Press, 1999 - True Crime - 241 pages
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On the morning of December 26, 1996, JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in the basement of her parent's million-dollar home in Boulder, Colorado. The events surrounding the death of the 6-year-old beauty queen horrified the city's residents and immediately captured the nation's interest. As throngs of reporters and media crews swarmed into Boulder, local and national networks flashed images of JonBenet, dressed provocatively in pageant regalia, across the country and overseas. Concurring with the opinions expressed on television and radio talk show programs, Boulder's police department focused its attention on two suspects: John and Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's parents. Despite pressure from the police to arrest the Ramseys, the district attorney's office attempted to establish new leads and identify other suspects, but without the support of law-enforcement authorities, the D.A.'s efforts were stymied.

As the investigation came to a standstill, one man looked deeper. Not content to pass judgment on the Ramseys without conclusive evidence -- and convinced there was a reason for the legal system's wariness in prosecuting the case -- Denver-based journalist Stephen Singular followed a trail from the local bars to the county, jail to answer the question: Who, or what, killed JonBenet Ramsey?

Singular's search led him into the often seamy worlds of tabloid journalism, local politics, beauty, pageants, child pornography, and the business of sex on the Internet. His discovery -- of a subculture that sexually exploits young children and that surreptitiously is working its way into mainstream America -- motivated him to share his findings with the district attorney and the police. PresumedGuilty is his account of this journey into one of the darkest corners of modern American life.

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PRESUMED GUILTY: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media and the Culture of Pornography

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Veteran crime journalist Singular (Talked to Death, 1987, etc.) offers an original perspective on the sadly epochal killing of JonBenet Ramsey. Singular was in Boulder, Colo., for much of the ... Read full review

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i havent read this particular book but if it favors j&p ramsey hang it up these 2 did the crime listen carefully john ramsey is making apperances trying to run for public office while this lives this lie im pretty sure according to the autopsy jb had been molested over time. then john tells baba walters that theres no reported history of this molestation so it couldnt happen if you are a multi millionaire you can by all the dr buefs you want patsy was speededup that night on diet pills and had been very irratable turning fat and 40 she mustave gone manic on jb clocked her on the head with a flashlight then the staging takes place while shes up allnight this woman was crazier than aunt pam patsys half wit sister miss west virginia then john takes over the lieing with his oj team of lawyers and district attys who have no interest in soving this case mary tracy lacy clears these killers on some ramsey touch dna designed to clear her feinds lacy says the dna might not be the killers its a possible how can she clear these ramseys with that flimsy evidence.because she worshiped at the ramsey shrine while john repeats this 20 year old lie.he is such a holly man.they got john karr to confess to this crime and they let him go why. if the dna means shit mary the lesbien lacy was at patsys funeral seems like a conflct of interest evan lou smit was not in anyshape to investigate these2 killers. these ramseys are such good christians lou smit had toprotect patsy he was hot for patsey.thats a bad mix.patsy wrote the ramsey note.john tried to blame anybody he could. his best freind fleet white evan fleet white jr his 10 year old kid ,linda hoffman ,there house keeper.santa clause mcrenolds ,cris wolf,the old couple across the street who had a key to there house to wach it when ramseys were away.jeff merick ramsey employee.john ramsey is a crude liar hed blame anyone he could for what HE and his lunatick dead fat killing wife did to jb. what a good cristian LIAR.this man needs the death sentence.ASAP im sick of his lies.his new wife mustave been very lonley to marry an asshole like this must be the money. the tv likes to push evil like its normal .john ramsey fits that bill perfectly an evil lying killer . 

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Stephen Singular has authored or coauthored seventeen previous books, including numerous "New York Times" and "Los Angeles Times" bestsellers. His titles include "Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography"; and "Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on the Internet", coauthored with legendary FBI profiler John Douglas. Formerly a staff writer for the "Denver Post", he lives in Denver. Visit his website at

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