Updated 9/21/2016 at 1 p.m. Burke Ramsey is suing CBS for defamation two days after the second and final installment The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, TMZ reports. In the episode, forensic experts concluded that Burke was guilty of murdering his younger sister in the mid-1990s. Burke Ramsey's lawyer, L. Lin Wood told TMZ, "You damn betcha I'm gonna sue CBS, the phony experts and everyone else that put this thing together."
CBS told TMZ that it "stands by the broadcast and will do so in court."
Original story below.
The CBS docuseries The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey wrapped up Monday night, when experts on the show theorized that it was JonBenét's brother, Burke Ramsey, who is responsible for 6-year-old JonBenét's death, a murder case that has gone unresolved for 20 years, Us Weekly reports.
The JonBenét Ramsey murder case caught national attention for years after she was murdered in her family's home in Boulder, Colorado in 1996. JonBenét's mother and father, Patsy and John Ramsey were removed from the list of suspects in 2008, and Burke was exonerated based on DNA evidence in 1999, according to Us.
Despite his DNA exoneration and contrary to the theory put forward by investigator Lou Smit (who is now deceased), the forensic experts on The Case Of posit that it is Burke Ramsey is responsible for his sister's murder. Smit had argued that a home intruder killed young JonBenét, but the CBS show's forensic experts, Laura Richards and Jim Clemente, said there's evidence that points to Burke Ramsey.
Forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee suggested on the show that the exonerating DNA evidence may not have actually been significant enough to rule out Burke as a suspect, Us further reported. Richards and Clemente also met with former Boulder Police Officer Gretchen Smith, who told them that the District Attorney's office did not cooperate with the Boulder Police Department when they investigated the Ramsey murder.
The docuseries also included interviews with family friends who stated that "Burke had a bad temper. … He had hit JonBenét. … He hit her with a golf club."
The team of forensic experts on the show ultimately concluded that there is sufficient evidence to suggest Burke killed JonBenét, and their parents covered it up. Clemente stated on the show, "It’s my opinion that the Ramsey family did not want law enforcement to resolve this case and that’s why it remains unsolved."