Saturday, 8 September 2007

Madeleine Tragedy Takes A New Twist

For the past 127 days, whispers have dogged the McCann family as they dashed around Europe but today they turned into boos and jeers with the news that Madeleine's mother, Kate McCann, has become a suspect in the "death" of the missing four-year-old.
A large crowd whistled and shouted at Mrs McCann as she arrived back in Portimao for more questioning after detectives quizzed her for 11 hours yesterday.
A family member has claimed she was offered a deal by police - that she would serve only two years in prison if she admitted accidentally killing her daughter.
Police are said to believe that Madeleine was killed accidentally and that her body was hidden, then moved and hidden again.
After studying new evidence found by two sniffer dogs highly trained in finding blood and corpses, Police have suggested that traces of Madeleine's blood was found in a car hired by the McCanns 25 days after their daughter's disappearance while they also turned up a scent of a corpse in the child's bedroom.
Gerry McCann's sister Philomena said Mrs McCann was offered a deal through her lawyer to confess to killing her daughter by accident and then disposing of her daughter.
Mr McCann is now being questioned in the same police station in Portimao, Portugal.
Understandably, the feelings of everyone for the parents have moved into a grey area somewhere between sympathy and suspicion but for a growing minority, they were in the suspicious zone a long time ago.

3 comments:

Miz UV said...

I always suspect the parents right off the bat when a child disappears, which isn't fair, but so often it is them. Same for the hubby when a wife vanishes. Very sad. Poor little girl.

hema said...

it really is sad. for the sake of the British public and public morale i hope it's not true

Lucyp said...

To be fair miz uv, quite a few people were suspicious of the parents straight away but the thought of the parents killing their own young child is just horrible to contemplate. It does happen though and it is chilling to think they did this.
I hope it isn't true as well hema but as the father has also been made a suspect, it has made a terrible event even more horrific, if that was ever possible.