New York Post
N.Y. Lawyer plots suit to boot do-nothing JonBenet D.A
NY Post, written by Cindy Adams, Sunday, November 16, 1997
TUESDAY, victims-rights lawyer Darnay Hoffman will file court
In them will be 40 pages of exhibits, newspaper and magazine
articles, expert opinions and forensic-evidence reports. He
will petition a Colorado district court judge in high-class
legalese to bounce Alex Hunter for making no arrest in the
nearly year-old JonBenet mess.
Among the inclusions will be four handwriting reports by Denver
barrister Thomas Miller, Nat’l Association of Document Examiners
Director David Liebman, court-certified documents examiner
Cina Wong and an FBI specialist.
These four believe the hand that wrote them is Mrs. Ramsey’s.
I have their affidavits.
A portion of these reports is being reserved for the eyes
of the judge only. Reason? These professionals appear to believe
there is one characteristic so unique and peculiar that they
worry the writer would consciously alter it if required to
furnish an additional sample.
Apparently, graphology affidavits submitted together with
police affidavits which state no evidence exists as to an
intruder are sufficient to charge one with writing the ransom
Under Colorado law, one who writes a ransom note can then
be charged with, in this case, such crimes as extortion, felony
child abuse, murder.
The American School of Investigative Sciences in Denver, after
studying eight comparative examples, conclude “matches could
be made” between Patsy’s writing and the ransom note. They
• “disguised writing typically contains evidence
of persistent habits of the natural handwriting…all these
elements are found in the ransom note.”
• In terms of “shape” of the letters, similarities are “too
• In terms of “baseline,” as in the baseline provided in a
ruled writing tablet or checkbook, “rising above the baseline”
is an “unconscious tendency” of the person they all believe
• In terms of “arrangement,” as in placement of words on a
page, “the arrangements match that of the person they all
believe wrote it.
There’s also things like size, slant, speed, pressure, continuity.
Page 1 of the thick pile of court papers, which I have, states
the plaintiff is “alleging the commission of a crime and the
unjustified refusal of the district attorney to prosecute anyone
for the crime.”
Page 3, Para. 18: “The district attorney could present evidence
contained in the affidavits of the handwriting experts along
with sworn statements of Boulder police that there were no signs
of entry into the Ramsey home and expect reasonable likelihood
of a conviction of the ransom-note writer with evidence that
would establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Hoffman’s affidavit, Page 2: Hunter’s “refusal to charge is
unjustified and without reasonable cause…and is arbitrary and
High Noon in the toy town of Boulder.