To hear Atlanta lawyer L. Lin Wood tell it, Burke Ramsey is an innocent victim of the media-scapegoat machine.

The 12-year-old son of John and Patsy Ramsey, like his parents, went under the media microscope after the 1996 murder of his sister, child beauty queen JonBenet. Allegations that Burke was a suspect led to Mr. Wood’s $25 million libel suit against the Star, filed Nov. 30.