CMTV Rua Segura Translated by Isabelle Maria McFadden
Host: Sara Carrilho
JUDGES DESTROY MCCANNS
They speak of “founded suspicions of a crime”
Portuguese Supreme Court destroys the parents of Madeleine McCann in accord where the court absolves Goncalo Amaral of indemnisation of 500k euros.
The document states that once the couple was made “Arguido” Suspect in a Criminal case the suspicions of crime are not discerned.(excused)
Kate & Gerry McCann are destroyed in accord of the “Supremo Tribunal de Justica” where the ex coordinator of PJ is absolved from paying 500k euros to the girl’s parents who disappeared in May of 2007 in the Algarve.
In play the book “ Maddie The Truth of the lie” where Goncalo Amaral defends that the girl died in an accident and the body was hidden by the parent who then simulated an abduction.
The McCann Couple claim they were injured,the Judges responded as follows:
The Accused Goncalo Amaral expressed his opinion taking into account what in his opinion results from evidential means and indications collected during an open investigation, in virtue of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on May 3rd, 2007
As a matter of fact, the accusers were themselves accused suspects in a criminal inquiry. Which implies founded suspicion of them having committed a crime or crimes
Kate & Gerry believe that the book is an attack on their honor and that it’s content results from the violation of professional secrecy on Goncalo Amaral’s part.
The counsel of Judges continue:
It is correct that the criminal inquiry ended up being archived, in virtue that none of the evidence that led to ruling McCanns as suspects being confirmed.However, even in the archiving report serious reservations are noted as to the likelihood of the allegation that Madeleine was abducted.
As far as the presumption of innocence invoked by the parents, the judges consider that it should NOT be said that the McCanns were considered innocent via the archival report of the Criminal Case
Such archival was determined by it not being possible of the “Ministerio Publico” to obtain sufficient evidence of the practice of crimes by the (recorrentes) McCanns
It does not seem acceptable for it to be considered that the said archival, founded on insufficiency of evidence , should be equivalent to comparison of Innocence.
The accord has 79 pages and it was posted on January 31st