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A grand jury voted in 1999 to charge JonBenet Ramsey's parents with child abuse after their six-year-old daughter was found beaten and strangled, indictments released by a judge Friday reveal. In the case that launched years of sensational media coverage, the grand jury issued separate but identical indictments for John and Patsy Ramsey, charging each with one count of chld abuse resulting in death and one count of being accessories to a crime. Prosecutors decided at the time not to pursue the charges because they believed they lacked evidence to prove the Ramsey parents were guilty. They always maintained their innocence, and were partially exhonerated by DNA evidence in 2008. Patsy died of cancer in 2006.