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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
Maddy 'Suspect' Wins Libel Damages
Kate McCann, the mother of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, displays a poster of her daughter.   (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

(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. (Read more missing child stories.)

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