Two key members of O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense team will assist Colorado prosecutors in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, officials announced Thursday.
Dr. Henry Lee, an evidence and crime scene specialist, and lawyer Barry Scheck, an expert on DNA evidence, will join the investigation, said Alex Hunter, district attorney in Boulder, Colo.
“We are seeking the best of the best. We feel we can match the resources of anyone,” said Hunter in announcing the expert prosecution team, which will also include four Colorado district attorneys.
Hunter and Boulder Police Chief Tom Koby said Thursday the number of suspects has narrowed, but people should not expect an arrest any time soon.
“This is not going to be quick,” said Koby, noting that DNA testing may extend for several months.
During the Simpson trial, Lee, director of the Connecticut State Police Laboratory, raised doubts that sloppy police work could have contaminated evidence.
Scheck, a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York, asserted that detectives ignored, planted or compromised evidence in their rush to arrest Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
No suspects have been named in the Dec. 26 slaying of the former Little Miss Colorado, whose body was discovered in a little-used basement of the Ramseys’ Boulder home.
Boulder police will visit Atlanta this weekend to interview Lucinda Ramsey Johnson, the first wife of John Ramsey and mother of two of his children, she said.Meanwhile, the Rocky Mountain News reported that Boulder Assistant District Attorney Bill Wise said Thursday that “one of the suspects has money.” He declined to elaborate.
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