An attorney representing JonBenet Ramsey’s brother indicates he has settled a $750 million lawsuit claiming that a CBS documentary pushed a theory that he was responsible for his sister’s 1996 murder.
According to Reuters, Lin Wood issued a statement on Friday regarding his client, Burke Ramsey.
“I can only comment that the case has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” the lawyer said.
The settlement was also confirmed in a comment from a CBS spokesperson who did not provide additional details.
A 2016 documentary at the center of the lawsuit aired in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of JonBenet’s death and included a panel discussion presenting theories about the murder.
Experts interviewed as part of that broadcast speculated that her older brother, who was 9 years old at the time, likely bludgeoned the girl to death. They added their opinion that John and Patsy Ramsey then attempted to cover for their son by tampering with the crime scene in an attempt to lead investigators in another direction.
Burke Ramsey appeared on “Dr. Phil” ahead of the CBS documentary’s air date to deny he had any part in his sister’s murder, which he said was likely committed by a sexual predator who found the victim by following child beauty pageants.
Weeks after the show aired, he filed a suit claiming he suffered $500 million in punitive damages and another $250 million in compensatory damages, as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
Three years after their daughter’s death, a grand jury found sufficient evidence to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on child abuse charges, though the district attorney did not find enough evidence to pursue criminal charges against them.
[Feature Photo: Burke Ramsey/AP Photo/Ric Feld, File]