The Death of Innocence

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The parents of the tragically murdered JonBenTt Ramsey present their side of the traumatic tale, honestly discussing the publicity whirlwind full of persecution and slander that has surrounded them since their loss and explaining how faith has helped them survive. Reprint.

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John Ramsey is the former president of Access Graphics, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, which grossed more than one billion dollars in sales of computer products in December 1996. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a master's in business. He was an elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Patsy Ramsey graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in journalism and marketing. In 1977, she represented West Virginia in the Miss America Pageant. She worked for McCann Erickson Advertising and Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc. in Atlanta before marrying John Ramsey. She has served as a volunteer, organizing projects such as the Egleston Children's Hospital Christmas card sale, which raised nearly $100,000, and a "Good Fairy" project that raised thousands of dollars for Boulder public schools.Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

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Part memoir, part murder mystery and part diatribe, this book targets socially conservative Christians, but much of its content will undoubtedly engender sympathy in a broader audience. In response to three years of allegations that they killed their daughter, the Ramseys have written their side of the story, refuting the myriad accusations leveled against them and replacing them with their own recollections of events. These recollections paint a more than plausible picture of a family victimized at first by the horrific murder of a young child and then by a relentless media and police campaign to smear their reputations and prove their guilt. There is a whiff of narcissism in their tendency to refer to themselves in the third person; detailed descriptions of their homes, clothing and other possessions add to this impression. The Ramseys do, however, acknowledge that their wealth, now mostly gone, has protected them from the wrongful incarceration that many Americans endure. The Ramseys' attempt to set the record straight is at times tiresome, especially when they predictably complain about liberals who hate them because they are successful. But as we read their account of the hellishness of their lives since their daughter's murder, we realize that nothing about this situation has ever been fair and simply mourn that they had occasion to write this book at all. 16-page photo insert. Author appearances on 20/20, Today and Larry King Live.

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