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Mary Lacy

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    July 11, 2014

    JonBenet case: Fleet White sues for release of grand jury documents accusing girl's parents

    A prominent Boulder couple, former close friends of John and Patsy Ramsey, have filed a lawsuit seeking the full release of long-suppressed documents drafted by a grand jury investigating the 1996 murder of the Ramseys' six-year-old daughter, JonBenet. Last fall a judge released four redacted pages ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    JonBenet's parents: How an indictment became an "exoneration"

    If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck in an endless loop. There was that harpy Nancy Grace, grilling forensic whiz Henry Lee about the mysterious male DNA i ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Peter Boyles's ten most memorable Westword posts

    Ever since controversial KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles was forced out after an incident with his longtime producer, his many fans have hoped for more info about what happened. Unfortunately, neither Boyles nor station execs are talking. Prior to his sacking, though, Boyles was hardly known for hi ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    JonBenet Ramsey's parents should have been indicted, grand jury said: DA disagreed

    The 1996 killing of six-year-old beauty-pageant regular JonBenet Ramsey is arguably Colorado's most famous unsolved murder case -- one that continues to fascinate a significant percentage of the public more than a decade and a half later. For proof (something in short supply when it comes to the inc ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Michael Tracey, CU prof in Ramsey family-John Mark Karr debacle: Negative job evaluations

    Remember Michael Tracey? He's the CU journalism professor whose obsession with the JonBenét Ramsey murder helped lead to a media frenzy over false confessor John Mark Karr back in 2006. Could his apparent disinterest in actual student instruction have finally caught up with him? One possible indica ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    August 12, 2010

    Lou Smit's death won't end the search for an intruder in JonBenét Ramsey murder case

    RIP: Lou Smit​Lou Smit, who passed away Wednesday at 75 after a battle with cancer, was the kind of hard worker who never got the hang of retiring. In his case, the work was homicide investigation. And sticking with it put hundreds of truly scary, violent men behind bars.

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    December 28, 2009

    John Ramsey's hunt for suspicious characters

    ​ It wouldn't be the holiday season without the annual appeal from John Ramsey for help solving the 1996 murder of his six-year-old daughter, JonBenét. Check out the latest announcement on his Fair Justice Foundation website and this video. Ramsey is asking "everyone to examine their conscie ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Dominick Dunne on JonBenét Ramsey and John Mark Karr

    The late Dominick Dunne.​Author Dominick Dunne, who died yesterday at 83, is best known for covering the nation's most sensational crimes and trials. But he never showed much interest in the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, to the frustration of some folks obsessed with the mystery over the Boulder ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    A new look for Ramsey case in new year?

    The arrival of a new district attorney in Boulder has some people expecting that the 12-year-old murder of JonBenet Ramsey will get a "fresh look." But what exactly does that mean? This mind-bending report in the Boulder Daily Camera suggests a new look means another look at John Mark Karr (pic ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Today's Loony JonBenét Ramsey Murder Theory: The Bible Says a Clown Did It

    For over a decade, plenty of folks have been willing to share their ideas about who murdered six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 -- like, for example, James Kearney, a former FBI agent who's made his notions available for a nominal fee. But Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July decision to cl ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Peter Boyles: "Folks, You've Been Had."

    Members of the local and national media alike have gone predictably ga-ga over Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July 9 announcement that DNA evidence has cleared all Ramsey family members of suspicion regarding the 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey. But KHOW's Peter Boyles, the most ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Shortcut to the JonBenét Ramsey Archive

    Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's letter to John Ramsey clearing him and his kin in the 1996 killing of JonBenét Ramsey is only the latest bizarre development in a case positively overflowing with them -- and Westword has followed every twist and turn over the years. Moreover, we've collected o ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    January 9, 2007

    The Town of Win-Win

    The People's Republic of Boulder is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of self-esteem. So it's not surprising that local bureaucrats would come up with the first-ever Pinnacle Awards, a way of recognizing Boulder County employees "who exemplify the county's guiding values." But check out their ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Year in Review: The Great Pretenders

    Welcome to the 2006 Hall of Shame.

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    December 21, 2006

    Ten Years After

    A decade of blunders, spin and hype hasn't solved the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. Is it time for the truth?

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    November 30, 2006

    Pucker Up

    And the award for the worst Colorado performance on national TV goes to

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    October 19, 2006

    Downturn

    Business news is falling on local TV.

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    October 19, 2006

    Tabloid Nation

    Get this: Journalists, and journalism professors, behaving badly.

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    October 12, 2006

    Made for Each Other

    The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.

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    October 6, 2006

    More Messages: Karr Hits the Road

    To the surprise of no one, the porn case against John Mark Karr, the best-known false confessor in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying, was tossed yesterday by a judge in Sonoma County, California. As noted in this week's Message column, the main evidence against him was in a computer that authorities there ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Again

    As one media squall weakens, another strikes.

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    September 14, 2006

    More Messages: Missing Karr

    Remember back, waaay back, when the local media was obsessed with a fellow named John Mark Karr? Well, mere weeks later, very few journos remain interested in the man who falsely claimed to have killed Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey nine-plus years ago. KHOW talk-show hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silver ... More >>

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    August 31, 2006

    Canceled

    The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.

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    August 29, 2006
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    August 29, 2006
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    August 24, 2006

    Beauty and the Bestiality

    Quit horsing around, Bob Beauprez!

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    August 24, 2006

    She's Back

    JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.

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    August 21, 2006

    More Messages: The Wrong Star?

    The first time around, much of the reportage the Rocky Mountain News lavished upon the JonBenet Ramsey murder was cringe-inducing -- and so it goes again. In the early years of the investigation, the paper was criticized in many quarters for kowtowing to John and Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's under-the-u ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    More Messages: The Turning Worm

    Is the John Mark Karr case headed for a ditch? That's hard to say -- especially for those of us who actually see avoiding a rush to judgment as a good idea, rather than a slogan to cover up, well, a rush to judgment about Karr's guilt or innocence in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. But less than ... More >>

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    August 17, 2006

    More Messages: JonBenet Meets Seinfeld

    Just back from Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's press conference, which was hurriedly scheduled following the arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, of John Mark Karr, who's been identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The scene itself was quite comic, and I plan to write more abou ... More >>

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