Guys, you were right all along. Her mother is officially a suspect now. Rumor has it that they sedated the kids and killed her by accident. It doesn't say so in this article, but I just heard it on the radio, it's all over the German news. This is insane!!!!!!!! Is this some kind of hoax?
Kate to be Maddie 'suspect'
By ONLINE REPORTERS
September 07, 2007
KATE McCANN is to be named as an official suspect in the death of her daughter, Maddie.
Portuguese police will make the move before questioning Kate for the second time in 24 hours.
It is understood that detectives want to put more intrusive questions to Kate and they cannot do this unless they officially name her as a suspect.
She returned to the police station in Portimao with husband Gerry this morning and made no comment as she got out of the car.
Gerry is due to attend the station for questioning this afternoon.
Under Portuguese law, an arguido, or suspect, has certain legal protection that is not extended to a witness, including the right to remain silent during questioning and the right to legal representation.
The family spokesman said: “Just before the session ended last night, they made it clear they had some further questions to ask which would require her to be in arguido status rather than just witness status.”
He could not confirm what these questions were, or whether Mr McCann will also be made an arguido when he reports to the police station later.
The spokesman said: “She is shocked and surprised in several ways. First of all that such an accusation could be made against her.
“And obviously she is concerned that such a line of investigation can become a distraction from further attempts to find Madeleine.”
Gerry’s brother John McCann said this morning the prospect of Kate becoming a suspect was “unbelievable”.
Speaking from his home in Glasgow about the development, he said: “We just need to see what exactly is going to develop in Portugal.
“We just want to see exactly what the Portuguese Police are saying.
“We cannot believe the line that they are going down - we just find it
Kate arrived at the police station yesterday, clutching Madeleine’s favourite soft toy, Cuddle Cat.
But when she left in the early hours of the morning she did not have it in her hands.
While Kate was questioned Justine McGuinness, the McCanns’ spokeswoman, read out a brief statement in front of the police station.
She said: “Kate McCann has returned to Portimao to be questioned by the Portuguese police to assist them in their investigations.
“Kate and Gerry are happy to help the police in their investigations to find their daughter Madeleine, as they have been since she was taken.
“Kate continues to believe that Madeleine is still alive, and to hope and pray that she will be returned soon.
“Kate is a loving, gentle mother - one of the victims in an extraordinary and terrible set of events.”
Kate also issued a brief statement in which she appealed to Madeleine’s abductors to “do the right thing”.
She said: “I miss Madeleine so much. Gerry and I want to appeal again to the person or people who took her or know who took her to do the right thing.
“It is not too late - please let her go or call the police.
“We came to Portugal an ordinary family of five. We just want to know what happened on May 3 and want to be able to go home one family, reunited.”
The police interviews have upset the McCanns’ plans to return to their home in Rothley, Leicestershire, with their two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie on Sunday.
Portuguese police called Gerry on Monday to request the interviews, specifying that Kate should be questioned first.
It is only the second time she has been formally interviewed by the police, the first being on May 4, the day after Madeleine went missing.
Detectives have already questioned her husband twice.
The friend said the couple were happy to help the police investigation and saw the interviews as a “positive development”.
“They have been asked to come to these interviews. If it develops the investigation obviously they will stay (in Portugal),” the friend added.
The development comes amid reports that arrests could be imminent following a forensic breakthrough.
The couple were furious after police refused to tell them if her blood had been found in the family villa.
Sources said analysis of samples taken from the villa produced “significant” new information that could even lead to arrests within days.
But relations between the McCanns and Portuguese police hit a new low when detectives failed to tell them the DNA results were back. Incredibly, Gerry and Kate only learned of the breakthrough when The Sun alerted an aide.
Key results from the samples have been sent from a UK lab to Portuguese cops searching for Maddie, four, who vanished in Praia da Luz on May 3.
The results are being kept secret from the public to avoid jeopardising the inquiry.
But cardiologist Gerry, 39, of Rothley, Leics, was said to be “upset and frustrated” that detectives did not update him. He spent hours trying to get answers from the police, but without success.
A family friend said: “That is bound to be frustrating. They did have a good working relationship. Not any more.”
British police teams tested the McCanns’ Algarve holiday villa three months after Maddie vanished — and after the property had been rented out to another family.
Blood, hair and fibre samples were sent to a Birmingham lab and tested for Maddie’s DNA. They were also compared with that of possible suspects.
A source close to the investigation revealed some results had been passed on to Leicestershire police to give to Portuguese detectives.
The source added: “What happens now will be up to the police in Portugal, but people should be keeping a very close eye on events over there in the next few days.”
Meanwhile, Maddie’s great aunt was rushed to hospital last night after collapsing with the stress of waiting for the latest developments.
Retired teacher Janet Kennedy, 68, fell ill at her home in Rothley.
A neighbour said: “Janet suffers from high blood pressure and the agonising wait for results of the blood samples was too much for her.”
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