How To Rewatch 'The Killing Of JonBenet,' For A Different Look At The Case
It's very nearly the twentieth anniversary of JonBenét Ramsey's death, and the start of a mystery that has confounded people for two decades. A spark of renewed interest in the case is bringing about a rash of JonBenét programs: CBS' The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, Dr. Phil's upcoming interview with her brother Burke, and even a Lifetime movie set to dramatize the events of her murder. But before any of those comes A&E's new documentary, The Killing of JonBenét: The Truth Uncovered, which will premiere on September 5. But in case your DVR betrayed you or you just need to watch it a second time to really make up your mind about what happened, you may be wondering how to rewatch The Killing of JonBenét.
If you miss the two hour documentary when it airs at 9 p.m. then perhaps you could catch the repeat showing later that night at 1 a.m., if murder documentaries in the middle of the night are your kind of thing. There hasn't been a formal announcement about where The Killing of JonBenét will be made available for repeat viewings, but the usual suspects are likely to be safe bets: On Demand, on Hulu, and on A&E's website, which provides a fair amount of streaming content. It's uncertain if it will be available for purchase.
While many investigations into the crime have focused on the possibility of JonBenét's parents being responsible for her death, something that has never been definitively proven, the A&E documentary appears to be taking a different approach. The brief trailer seems to focus instead on the theory that an intruder killed JonBenét, with promises of new, never-before-seen information to back it up.
Not only will The Killing of JonBenét feature new interviews with her father John Ramsey, it will also have access to his diaries from the time of the murder. The documentary boasts a level of honesty and openness from him that he has not engaged in publicly before. In addition, there will be a previously unseen interview of Burke Ramsey's, JonBenét's brother, from 1998. It also promises "exclusive" DNA evidence that will provide some kind of answer or explanation for what may have happened.
It seems unlikely that a resolution will be reached on a case as old as this one, particularly since it has been the subject of so much speculation. However, with so many documentaries premiering and most of them taking on different perspectives, it's possible that some new information could be uncovered.