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JonBenet Ramsey's brother talks about sister's death on 'Dr. Phil'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey says the media made his family's life "crazy" after his 6-year-old sister's death 20 years ago.

This Christmas marks the 20th year since JonBenet was killed. Burke Ramsey was 9 when his 6-year-old sister was found dead in the basement of the family's Boulder, Colorado, home on Dec. 26, 1996. Public suspicion immediately focused on the girl's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, and Burke.

In 2008, the three were officially cleared by prosecutors who said that DNA found on the girl's underwear didn't match anyone in the family.

Burke Ramsey, who's now 29, says in an interview on "Dr. Phil" broadcast Monday that the crush of attention was "a chaotic nightmare" and turned him into "a very private person."

Burke Ramsey also described the moment his father told him JonBenet was dead. 

"My dad just said, 'She's in Heaven now.'  "And, I was like 'How is that possible?' I started crying. I don't think I said anything. I didn't believe it at first."

Dr. Phil's interview continues today (Tuesday) when he flat-out asks Burke Ramsey if he murdered his sister. 

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