In an exceedingly awkward three-part interview with Dr. Phil to mark the 20th anniversary of JonBenét Ramsey’s death, her brother refuted theories that his sister was killed by their mother in a fit of rage.
According to the Daily Caller, John and Patsy Ramsey reported their daughter missing on Christmas Eve in 1996 after they said they found a ransom letter demanding $118,000 for her return. JonBenét Ramsey was later found beaten and strangled in the basement the next day.
“We never got spanked, nothing of the sort, not even close,” Burke Ramsey said when Dr. Phil asked if Patsy ever grew angry with them. “Not to say she didn’t get upset, [but] nothing near putting a finger on us, let alone killing her child.”