(ABC News) – ABC News’ Clayton Sandell and Carol McKinley report:
A Colorado judge today ordered the partial release of grand jury documents related to the 1996 unsolved slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
The documents, dating back to 1999, contain a list of “possible charges” against her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, “based on the fact that the child had died and there was evidence that a sexual assault of the child had occurred,” Judge J. Robert Lowenbach wrote in his order granting the release.
Grand jury members had secretly voted in 1999 to indict the Ramseys on charges of child abuseresulting in death, ABC News sources confirmed in January.
But the Boulder County District Attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, refused to prosecute the case against the Ramseys, citing insufficient evidence.