Retired DA fights subpoena in lawsuit by JonBenet’s brother

BOULDER, Colo. — A former Colorado district attorney is fighting a subpoena in a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey’s brother.

John Ramsey (L) hugs his son Burke at the grave of JonBenet Ramsey after graveside service for his wife Patsy Ramsey June 29, 2006 in Marietta, Georgia. Patsy Ramsey’s daughter, JonBenet Ramsey, 6, was murdered under mysterious circumstances in the Ramsey’s Boulder, Colorado house in December 1996. Patsy Ramsey died of ovarian cancer. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

The Daily Camera reports a lawyer for former Boulder County District Attorney Alex Hunter who was in office during the first four years of the Ramsey investigation argued the subpoena is an “annoyance” that would interfere with the 81-year-old’s annual relocation to Hawaii.

Hunter has been retired since 2001.

Lawyers for CBS are seeking a deposition and documents from Hunter after Burke Ramsey sued in December 2016, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series suggested he killed his 6-year-old sister.

The beauty pageant star was found dead in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder in December 1996. A prosecutor cleared her parents and brother.

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