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Branson Starts Legal Fund for Maddy's Parents

Virgin chair donates $200K to couple's defense, seeks donors

(Newser) - Colorful Virgin chair Richard Branson has donated $200,000 to help Maddy's parents plead their case. He had already contributed to a $2 million fund to help find their daughter,  Madeleine, who disappeared in Portugal on May 3. Branson stepped up his support when he heard that the couple...

Maddy Cops: We Goofed
Maddy Cops:
We Goofed

Maddy Cops: We Goofed

Early mistakes will make case against parents nearly impossible: source

(Newser) - Portuguese police believe that early mistakes in the Madeleine McCann case have crippled their investigation, a source has told the Observer. Police are now unified in suspecting Maddy's parents in her disappearance, but it will be nearly impossible to bring charges against them due to lack of evidence. Part of...

Maddy's Family Plans Ad Blitz
Maddy's Family Plans Ad Blitz

Maddy's Family Plans Ad Blitz

Campaign will 'remind everyone that Madeleine is still missing'

(Newser) - Madeleine's McCann's family will launch an aggressive advertising campaign to boost the search for the missing 4 year old, even as investigators have turned their attention to her parents themselves. Ads will run in newspapers and on billboards and TV in Portugal, Spain, and other European sites. The blitz, slated...

Car Evidence Shows Maddy OD'd on Pills: Report

Portuguese judge orders seizure of mom's diary on 'hyperactive' kids

(Newser) - Portuguese police claim they discovered evidence in the family's rental car that missing Madeleine McCann died of an overdose of sleeping pills, reports the Daily Mail, quoting a French investigative reporter. In a related development, a Portuguese judge has instructed British police to seize mother Kate McCann's diary, in which...

Maddy's Parents Back Home
Maddy's Parents Back Home

Maddy's Parents Back Home

Couple flies to England after they're named as suspects in daughter's disappearance

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann flew home to England today after being named as suspects in their daughter's disappearance by Portuguese police. "While it is heartbreaking to return to the UK without Madeleine, it does not mean we are giving up the search for her," said...

Both McCanns Now Suspects in Maddy Case

Police pursuing accidental death and cover-up scenario

(Newser) - Portuguese police added Gerry McCann as a suspect in his daughter Madeleine's disappearance yesterday, 12 hours after naming his wife. No charges have been brought against the couple, who were questioned separately over 24 hours, and released. Authorities offered Kate McCann a plea bargain, saying she would serve just two...

Mother of Missing Girl Named Suspect

Police investigating whether Maddy was killed accidentally

(Newser) - Portuguese police named the mother of a missing British girl a suspect in her disappearance today and are investigating whether she accidentally killed her daughter. After a marathon interview yesterday, police again questioned Kate McCann, who was booed by onlookers as she entered the precinct, the London Times reports. McCann...

Cops Will Name Me as Suspect: Maddy's Mom

Missing toddler's mother expects to be named a suspect

(Newser) - The mother of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann, grilled for 11 hours by Portuguese police yesterday, expects to be named a suspect in her daughter's disappearance, according to a family spokesman. Kate McCann is "shocked and surprised" by the turn of events, said the friend. Her husband was expected...

Portuguese Press Turns on Maddy's Parents

The McCanns refuse interviews, questions

(Newser) - The parents of missing Madeleine McCann are at the center of a bitter war with the Portuguese press and the residents of Praia del Luz, the town where their daughter disappeared over 100 days ago. Kate and Gerry McCann, both doctors, have stirred the ire of local reporters by refusing...

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