They cried, they lied and they believed they could get away with it. Criminals who tried to play victims.
Don’t miss the brand new series ‘Faking It: Tears of a Crime’, starting Jan 6th at 10pm on Investigation Discovery UK!
Looks as though it will major on Karen Matthews / Michael Donovan, and Mick and Mairead Philpott
which is unsurprising since they were all convicted
So we have one faked abduction etc and an attempt to scam £50,000, and a search involving 300 officers and costing £3.2m
And one multiple murder of their own children
Both involved TV appeals - which nailed them as the Detectives were able to see they were false
Perverting the course of justice
Teddy bears, searches, posters, appeals for money and help,
Matthew relatives even contacted Rothley asking for money,
and the DS in charge said they had been "inspired" by the McCanns.
I suspect there may be some remarkable parallels, which can be noted and commented on . . .
And for good measure, a couple of chapters from Peter's e-book: "What really happened to Madeleine McCann?"
Chapter 10: Appeals and Pleas
Chapter 11: Crocodile Tears