There were elements to this crime that in my opinion made it impossible for either of the Ramseys to have been involved (not to mention their past history, etc.) Those that think one or both of the Ramseys were involved, believe it was an accident. There was a small window of 8 hours or less for all this supposed staging to occur. A loving parent would not have had the wherewithal or criminal mind to come up with some of the aspects of the crime such as: *The references to movie lines. There is no evidence that the Ramseys had an interest in extortion movies. They didn't know the movie lines, so couldn't have written them. Not one extortion-type video was in the house---and their computers were checked. They didn't cruise the internet looking for ideas. *Constructing the garrotte. I'm sure the type of knot has been identified. It was a very specific knot, and the garrotte not something most people would know how to make. The perp had knowledge of this type of weapon. *Stun gun. Criminals around the Denver area used these as weapons. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Ramseys ever had a stun gun, let alone knew how to use one. The brutality of the murder indicates someone who was not a stranger to violence. I don't believe the Ramseys could have orchestrated any staging in the small window of time between when JBR went to bed and when Patsy called the police, and they did not have criminal minds. That alone should have been a flag to the Boulder police dept. You can't say this was an accident covered-up, without looking at the elements of any so-called staging, and the knowledge-base of the Ramseys.