Boulder DA: Judge can review Ramsey indictment, release as he “deems appropriate”

From the (Boulder) Daily Camera: Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett signaled Friday that he’s ready to submit any secret grand-jury indictment in the JonBenet Ramsey case to a judge to review and release “as the court deems appropriate.”

Garnett offered to file under seal “any such document in our possession” in a response to a ruling this week in the lawsuit brought by Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press seeking the release of the un-prosecuted indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey on charges relating to their 6-year-old daughter’s death.

After hearing oral arguments Oct. 11, retired Weld County Judge Robert Lowenbach ruled Thursday that releasing the document sought by Brennan would not be a breach of grand-jury secrecy rules, and ordered Garnett to show cause why it should be kept secret.

Garnett said Friday that his main concern in releasing any such documents was to ensure he followed Colorado law.

“We’ve tried to handle this in a manner so that my office does not violate any such (secrecy) requirement,” he said.

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