For those who haven’t really followed the McCann case where a little girl has been missing in Portugal since May 3rd, the Herald have a good article today.
If the parents did not do anything, their lives just went from terrible to hell. Having your kid just go missing then being charged with it is unthinkable.
Time will tell if that is the case. Certainly there are some troubling aspects.
Every night, say the McCanns, they would put the children down at 7pm-7.30pm, and at an unknown time leave them sleeping in the apartment. At 8.30pm on May 3, they arrived for a meal at a nearby tapas bar with their friends. They chose not to use the resort’s creche or a babysitter. The apartment’s french windows are believed to have been unlocked. There have been unsubstantiated suggestions the McCanns sedated Madeleine, who was sometimes difficult at bedtime, and allegations that a syringe was found in the apartment. The family deny that. They say there was a dropper, used to give medicine to children, kids, and agree they sometimes gave a mild infant painkiller to the children. Reports, never denied, that the McCanns’ younger children did not wake in all the commotion after the raising of the alarm has fed suspicions that they might have been sedated. One piece of circumstantial evidence is the claim of a barman in Lagos, 8km away, that he saw the McCanns in the town one night without their children. The McCanns deny this.