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Burke Ramsey Sues Investigator Over JonBenét Murder Claims

Oct. 7 2016, Updated 1:27 p.m. ET

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It's happening! After threatening to sue CBS over claims that he killed his sister, Burke Ramsey has filed a $150 million defamation lawsuit against forensic pathologist Werner Spitz, who appeared in the network's documentary The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey.

According to court documents, the 29-year-old has sued the investigator for "explicitly and falsely stating that Burke killed his sister, JonBenét Ramsey."

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The show, which employed a diverse team of experts to revisit JonBenét's mysterious murder, concluded that Burke, just nine-years-old at the time, may have killed her accidentally with a flashlight.

"Defendant Spitz has once again interjected himself into a high profile case to make unsupported, false and sensational statements and accusations — this time accusing Burke Ramsey of JonBenét's brutal murder," Burke's lawyer John Lesko wrote in the filing. "In the Interview, Defendant Spitz claims Burke, age 9 at the time of his sister's death, bludgeoned her to death. Defendant Spitz made this accusation without ever examining JonBenét's body, without viewing the crime scene, and without consulting with the pathologist who performed the autopsy on JonBenét."

Burke is seeking $100 million in punitive damages and $50 million in compensatory damages. He has also requested that Spitz be ordered to "remove and retract all defamatory statements" about him.

"I want to honor her memory by doing this interview," Burke told Dr. Phil last month during a shocking tell-all interview. "I don't want anyone to forget her."

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