Twenty-four years after the death of John Bent Ramsey, his family still has questions. And the purpose of a new document is to revive the search for answers to the still unresolved issue.
“John Bent Ramsey: What Really Happened?” (Now live on New Discovery +), a fact-finding trip about a 6-year-old boy who was killed in 1996, 26 years ago They were spies. He came out of retirement to help with the matter and kept an audio diary.
Earlier, in unrelated audio tapes, Samat’s voice was heard as he worked tirelessly to find evidence and uncover the truth, even though others in the case had acted against him.
In an interview with USA Today, John Bentley’s father, John Ramsey, who appears in the documentary with Smith’s daughter, son and others involved in the investigation, said he “brought Smith (the case) into the case. Gone, but only because they knew him. That includes resolving more than 200 massacres.
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John Bent’s brother John Andrew Ramsey, who also appears in the documentary, says Smith’s devotion was to John Bent, not to the Ramsey family.
“If he had thought for a moment that his father or (his late wife) Patsy was capable of killing him, he would have taken him to the end of the earth.” “Lou was really the victim’s lawyer, and that’s all you can say.”
Smith’s audio tapes were new to both John Ramsey and John Andrew Ramsey as they watched the film.
“I wasn’t familiar with audio tapes; it’s still a real asset to solve this problem,” said John Ramsey. He was quite a man; he was a legend in Colorado for what he did in his career. (The spy died in 2010.)
John Ramsey admitted that he had not seen the entire film, realizing that it would be very painful. – “It’s very difficult for me to say, quite clearly,” he says – but he spoke to a key theme of the film: the police misunderstood him and Patsy.
“John Bent’s death took away my desire to live for a while. The police action took away my ability to live a normal life and to some extent the way we were treated and attacked for a long time. This series continued.
Contrary to some people’s beliefs, John Ramsey says he was “developed by our fellow human beings in public.” Instead, he and his wife were “crucified” by police.
“The police arrested him the very next day. He drew a conclusion and then tried to find evidence to prove it. And the evidence they were looking for, unfortunately, seemed to contradict their conclusion. “But he never admitted it and struggled with it for years, trying to spend millions of taxpayer dollars.
John Ramsey says he does not blame the Boulder Police Department for its lack of experience solving the massacre but blames it for refusing to help people who “knew what they were doing at the time.” Including the FBI and people like Samat.
“That’s where the big ego gets in the way of what to do,” he said.
John hopes the documentary will “keep the case alive.” We hope someone will come forward with information that will be helpful.
John Andrew echoes this sentiment: “My father and I personally have no qualms about doing these documentaries. It’s painful. We’re shocked; but it’s true that we’re the police. Press on to do the right thing.
But it also serves as a lesson.
What the police did to our family is a huge abortion of justice, and it needs documentation, it’s history, it’s an unfortunate fact. This should not happen again. This should not happen to any other family.
His father added that he hoped the police department would learn that something was wrong.
The documentary concludes with the hope that new DNA technologies will help solve the case once and for all, giving Ramsey’s family some leeway and justifying the direction’s efforts. . Will
John Andrew says he has spoken to labs and scientists who are familiar with the case and “everyone is ready to help.” But for now, the case is with the Boulder Police Department, and they are not listening. So, we have to put some pressure on them to listen to some of the experts. The solution can be found, “he says.” It’s hard work, it’s passionate … if your If you don’t have a heart, that’s not the solution. And the fact is, the Boulder Police don’t have a heart. “
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This article was originally published in the United States today: The John Bent Ramsay documentary hopes to keep the case alive.