BOULDER — Former police Detective Steve Thomas has been ordered to give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by a former reporter named as a possible suspect by the parents of JonBenet Ramsey .
At issue is a book written by John and Patsy Ramsey which named former housekeeper Linda Hoffmann-Pugh and Boulder-area journalist Chris Wolf as suspects in the slaying.
Thomas argued he should not be forced to give a deposition in the Wolf case because of a separate lawsuit filed against him by the Ramseys . Atlanta U.S. District Judge Julie Carnes on Friday disagreed.
Thomas must submit to examination under oath, prior to the end of September.