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    A Must Read

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    From: RickAMorti1 Aug-19 5:58 pm
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    GLOBE: JONBENET WAS IT AN ACCIDENT?

    FAMED FORENSICS EXPERT DR. HENRY LEE REVEALS SECRETS
    OF TRAGIC CASE IN HIS NEW BOOK

    BY DAWNA KAUFMANN

    PICTURE: DR. LEE'S NEW BOOK JACKET "CRACKING MORE CASES"

    synopsis

    In a fascinating new book, master criminalist Dr. Henry C. Lee will reveal for the first time what he thinks happened in the JonBenet Ramsey case and why he believes the heinous crime will never be solved.

    When the 6 year old pageant queen's body was discovered in her family's basement
    Dec. 26th, 1996, Boulder, Colorado, cops were stymied. The girl's parents, John and Patsy, insisted an evil stranger must have entered their home and committed the murder. But there was scant evidence beyond a rambling ransom note demanding $118,000.

    Two months later, Lee, who also hosts Court TV'S Trace Evidence series, was asked to assist in the complex case. In his upcoming book Cracking More Cases (Prometheus Books), co-written with Thomas W. O"Neil, the famed scientific ace will say he quickly learned that police made critical errors in the early stages of the investigation that, along with the absence of solid physical proof, created a compelling challenge.

    After repeated visits with authorities and extensive study of the crime scene and laboratory materials, Lee claims to know as much about the forensic evidence in this case as anyone alive- except the murderer. Although he says he's still prepared to testify for the prosecution if and when there is a trial, he adds that the details he'll share in his book are startling.

    "This is a frustrating case where nothing fits together," Lee tells GLOBE. "On the one hand, it seems like a kidnapping gone wrong because there is a ransom note left.

    But why wouldn't the perpetrator take the victim if he hoped to collect the money?

    "On the other hand, there are elements of a sexual attack. But is this really the work of a pedophile, or some bizarre staging? There is debate among the experts as to whether the sexual assault preceded the night of the child's death, whether a stun gun was used and why her hands were bound with loose cords."

    Lee's book will explain that the unidentified DNA evidence in this case is insignificant because it could have been deposited in any number of innocent ways. He'll also examine the plausibility of the intruder theory and detail the 13 month grand jury probe, which ended in 1999. He'll admit he counseled then District Attorney Alex Hunter against handing down an indictment, saying the controversial decision ended Hunter's 28 year career, "But represented a profile in courage to me."

    In CRACKING MORE CASES, Lee will contend, "The prosecution did not have nearly enough evidence to convict anyone of JonBenet's death beyond a reasonable doubt. Yet it seemed there was enough evidence to establish the probable cause level of proof needed to indict John and Patsy Ramsey of, at least, obstruction of justice."

    In the book, Lee will go on to say, "The case's outcome reflects what our American system of justice is based upon-that a defendant must be considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."

    He'll also analyze JonBenet's fatal injuries.

    "What is indisputable is that this beautiful little girl died dreadfully, with an enormous skull fracture to her skull and ligature strangulation," Lee says. "Was this a result of a horrific accident, rough horseplay or an argument turned violent? And who are all the possible suspects? These are the questions I keep asking myself."

    In his book, Lee will conclude, "Unfortunately, the mishandling of the crime scene and lack of physical evidence have severely impeded the chances of ever solving this case. Only one or two people really know the facts and there is a strong probability that these individuals will never step forward and say what happened during the cold and dark hours after Christmas 1996. I find this very sad."





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    IOW he draws absolutely no conclusion...ok, now I know another book that I won't buy.

    I can wait until my library has it instead.

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    True, Lee draws no conclusions, so I won't buy his book either, but here's how I interpret this sentence...

    Only one or two people (John and Patsy Ramsey) really know the facts and there is a strong probability that these individuals will never step forward and say what happened during the cold and dark hours after Christmas 1996. I find this very sad."

    (But I believe three people know the facts: John, Patsy and Burke.)

    imo

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    Burke Ramsey and Doug Stine may know more about what really happened than do John and Patsy Ramsey.

    JMO

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    Lee will go into detail the crime scene and injuries to JonBenet which he has yet to discuss publicly...I'll buy the book.
    ...We have said to ourselves, look, there is never going to be a victory in this, there is no victory...John Ramsey: 6/24/98

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...oks&vi=reviews

    Seems Dr. Lee thinks the Ramseys are involved

    I wonder if Lin is reading it.
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    Lee doesn't ask all the questions he should.

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    Is the book out already? I'm calling B&N today to order mine.
    It's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halycon
    Is the book out already? I'm calling B&N today to order mine.
    The book is out.

    On FFJ, Bob C has been kind enough to give us the inside scoop on the book and Dr. Lee's opinions as he reads the book. I highly recommend it! Very interesting and will make you anxious to read it all for yourself. You'll also be that much more informed when Dr. Lee starts promoting the book all over TV
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    Wow. No one on the forums must have known that this was in the works? I will definitely be buying it...this week if possible.


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    Smile Thanks Brother Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherMoon
    Lee doesn't ask all the questions he should.
    You are so right Brother , there is so much more than just a few words about her death and the BPD MISTAKES AND THE LACK OF EDIVENCE...

    YOU MAKE A VERY GOOD POINT ...


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    Book's not in stock yet!

    I'm not registered at FFJ so I can't read there. And I won't have my book til later in the week or so. I did buy the Globe and it makes it seem that Dr. Lee was brought in by Alex Hunter and that Lee still admires him. Is there anything else he says about that?

    I'm just rejoicing about this news, I really am. Finally a step closer to a trial.
    It's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TressaRing28
    You are so right Brother , there is so much more than just a few words about her death and the BPD MISTAKES AND THE LACK OF EDIVENCE...

    YOU MAKE A VERY GOOD POINT ...


    Tressa
    O.K. knock off all the sucking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halycon
    I'm not registered at FFJ so I can't read there. And I won't have my book til later in the week or so. I did buy the Globe and it makes it seem that Dr. Lee was brought in by Alex Hunter and that Lee still admires him. Is there anything else he says about that?

    I'm just rejoicing about this news, I really am. Finally a step closer to a trial.
    You don't have to be registered at FFJ to read.

    Lee's book appears to contain many glaring inaccuracies. Imagine if he were an expert witness - he'd be torn to shreds in the witness box! I'm afraid I cannot take anyone seriously if they cannot get their basics facts correct - regardless of who they are. I accept that anyone can make mistakes and that typos can be missed, but what I've read so far doesn't impress me one jot. If I can see obvious inaccuracies in Lee's account of what I DO know, I'd have little faith in his accounts of what I DIDN'T know. I agree that this doesn't necessaily mean that his overall conclusions are incorrect, but it certainly gives me a harder time accepting them.

    I read one of his other books last week and there was a chapter on the Ramsey case in that too - a shorter one. Even that contained inaccuracies. I expect more from someone of his supposed "standing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayelles

    Lee's book appears to contain many glaring inaccuracies. I expect more from someone of his supposed "standing".

    Jayelles,

    I agree. I haven't been impressed by Henry Lee since he said the JonBenet murder is not a DNA case, when it obviously is a DNA case.

    I'll buy his book though, just in case he mentions something we don't know.

    JMO

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