News, October 25th

JONBENET RAMSEY DOCS RELEASED

DENVER (AP) – Newly released court documents reveal that a 1999 grand jury indicted John Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey for child abuse resulting in death and being an accessory to a crime, including murder.  However, the indictments released Friday did not say who killed their 6-year-old daughter JonBenet. The indictment, which the prosecutor refused to prosecute, said the crimes occurred between Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, the day the 6-year-old beauty queen’s body was found.  The document alleges both parents intended to delay or prevent the arrest of the alleged killer.

VAIL MOUNTAIN AVALANCHE DEATH LAWSUIT

DENVER (AP) – The family of a teen killed in an avalanche while he was skiing at Vail Mountain last year has failed to reach an agreement in a lawsuit.Authorities say 13-year-old Taft Conlin was killed when he was buried in snow by an avalanche in 2012 while skiing at the resort.James Heckbert, an attorney for the parents, said details of the mediation on Thursday are confidential.The case is scheduled for trial in June.

MODULAR HOMES FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

DENVER (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will offer temporary manufactured homes to Colorado residents who have been unable to find housing after last month’s floods. KUSA-TV reported yesterday that the agency says the 50 HUD-approved homes are needed because of a housing shortage. More than 400 families are still living in hotels. The temporary homes will be on concrete pads. FEMA officials say they won’t be the same as those used after Hurricane Katrina.

TRIAL OF PARACHUTE MURDER SUSPECT MOVED

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The trial of a Colorado man charged with killing eastern Montana teacher Sherry Arnold has been moved out of her hometown. Attorneys for defendant Michael Keith Spell of Parachute, Colo., argued he could not receive a fair trial in Sidney because of the heavy news coverage surrounding the case. They wanted it moved to Bozeman, more than 400 miles away. On Thursday, District Judge Richard Simonton instead moved the Jan. 6 trial to Glendive, about 50 miles away.

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