Maddy 'Suspect' Wins Libel Damages

Brit lived near resort where toddler went missing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 17, 2008 6:47 AM CDT
Kate McCann, the mother of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, displays a poster of her daughter.   (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
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(Newser) – A man named by police as a suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann will collect $1 million in libel damages from a number of British newspapers in a deal expected to be announced today. Brit Robert Murat, 34, lived near the Portuguese resort where Maddy disappeared during a family vacation last year. Maddy's parents, also named as suspects, have also won major libel settlements. Portuguese officials plan to announce the next step in the case Monday.