Thursday, August 17, 2006

I feel like I owe an apology

Never met them. Never did anything to them. But I feel like I owe the Ramsey family an apology for what I've thought for the past 10 years. I avoided any coverage of it like it was OJ, but this is now, to me, one of the most amazing things I've read. God what a shitty thing. You not only lose your little girl, but you have people like me think horrible things about you for 10 years.

I'm sorry.

Here's a link on the story.

*** Update ***

Wyatt's right about this. I still feel terrible for thinking what I thought about these people, but that doesn't mean they aren't bad people.
It is a shame that she had to endure the brutal murder of her young daughter. I would never wish that of anyone. It is a shame that she died of cancer before her daughter's (alleged) murderer was brought to justice. It is a shame that she died knowing that most Americans thought she murdered her own child.

Having said all that, she didn't give many people much reason to believe in her or her husband's innocence. John Ramsey contaminated the crime scene by moving JonBenet's body. Patsy Ramsey's handwriting was very similar to that on the ransom note, and both were less than convincing when interviewed about the crime.

And on top of that, what kind of mother parades around her six-year old daughter covered in makeup and dressed like a porn star? Who enters their child in a pageant entitled "Colorado State All-Star Kids Cover Girl?"