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Boulder, Colorado / Ramsey Murder Case / A Discussion #836634

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006
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(Jerusalem: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The arrest of suspect John Karr in the decade-old JonBenet Ramsey murder case introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) The breaking news about Karr, a former school teacher, who was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, & the gruesome murder of JonBenet featured; details given about the investigation. [John Ramsey lawyer Lin WOOD†- comments on the arrest.] [In exclusive interview, voice of father John RAMSEY - reacts.] The international aspects of the case discussed.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The statement from John Ramsey about the background to Karr's arrest quoted.

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The time line of the JonBenet murder case reviewed; scenes shown from the home in Boulder, Colorado, where she was killed in 1996; details recalled of suspicion about the Ramseys & of Patsy's death from cancer. [In CNN interview, Patsy RAMSEY - offers advice to the people of Boulder.] [In the past, on "Larry King Live," former Boulder police detective Steve THOMAS†, John RAMSEY - exchange views on guilt.]

(Studio: Tom Foreman) Live discussion held with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin & former Denver deputy D.A. Craig Silverman about the break in the case; inset scenes shown from the Boulder crime site. [TOOBIN - says cold cases seldom get solved; cites the changes in evidence technology that entered the Ramsey case in 2003; comments on the problems of arresting an American {Karr} in Thailand; explains the importance of DNA evidence.] [SILVERMAN - expresses shock over the case that culminated in an arrest in Thailand; comments on the abundance of physical evidence in this case; predicts there is solid evidence & the prosecution's case will soon be laid out.]

(Studio: Tom Foreman) The "raw data" on the cost & time of the investigation in the Ramsey case outlined on screen.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Foreman, Tom;
Arena, Kelli

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