NWR: What do you think of the Maddie McCann case?

posted 3 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Do you think Maddie McCann's parents were involved in her disappearance?
    Yes, I think her parents caused her death. : (18 votes)
    14 %
    Yes, I think her parents know about her death but didn't cause it. : (10 votes)
    8 %
    No, I think her parents were not at all involved. : (37 votes)
    28 %
    I think Maddie is dead :( : (43 votes)
    33 %
    I think Maddie is alive! : (12 votes)
    9 %
    Who the hell is Maddie McCann? : (12 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @ImagineDragon24:  I had never even heard of this case until now. While I do think your theory could be plausible, couldn’t the cops have questioned the kids in regards to drugs? A hair follicle test surely would show any drugs that had been given to the kids as well. It’s really suspicious and SCREAMS coverup to me. Especially the friend seeing a man carrying off a little girl matching the description. Surely, she would have mentioned it to someone when she saw it and why did the one man go in the room to check on the kids and even though he didn’t see maddie, he went back to dinner? It doesn’t add up

    Post # 4
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    9220 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Sadly, I also agree that your theory seems plausible.  I remember this case clearly and at the time I was appalled at the parents’ seeming lack of responsibility in leaving such a young child alone, asleep, in an unfamiliar resort hotel room so they could go party.  Any parent knows little kids wake up and wander so it’s too unsafe to leave a small child unattended, especially in a strange place.  The drugging theory makes a lot of sense if they were trying to ensure she’d stay asleep.  Seems completely negligent on their part.  🙁  Tragic case.

    Post # 6
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think that poor little girl is dead, and has been for a while. I also think the paretns were irresponsible leaving their children unattended like that. I’m not sure what to think of the rest though because I don’t know the case well enough. Your theory does seem very plausible, which is really sad. I still voted “her parents were not involved” though, perhaps because I just don’t want to believe someone would do such a terrible thing to their child and then create a media circus to cover their tracks. It’s possible of course, but too sad to think about. 

    Post # 7
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @ImagineDragon24:  I did see that they were doctors….but wouldn’t that mean that they know the correct amount of drugs to give to the children? The “disappearance” happened several days after arriving to Portugal which would mean that they had been drugging the kids for several days prior (if that’s what they were doing) so I doubt a bad reaction would occur later and not the first time. And if they were drugging the kids, why wouldn’t they just give them some Benadryl?! It seems so much easier/safer. AND, why did the police say in 2012(?) that maddie could still be alive if they first concluded that she died in the room? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MsMeow:  let’s not forget about Casey Anthony….parents are TOTALLY capable of such a thing and I choose not to give anyone the benefit of the doubt just because the accusations are awful. People in the world are crooked and evil!

    Post # 9
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    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @ImagineDragon24:  And why would they spend years of their life and millions of pounds trying to find out what happened to her if they were involved? They have been cleared – and the one link you choose to post was a conspiracy theory website.  I have nothing but sympathy for the McCanns, they will pay the price for what they did forever and do not know what hppened to their little girl.

     

    I hope the latest appeal help find out what happened to Madeleine.

     

    Post # 10
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Ninteenthchance:  I had to google Casey Anthony, oh my God, that’s terrible! 

    I know some parents are capable of doing things that make normal people’s blood run cold, I’ve worked on several awful cases of child neglect myself as a trainee state prosecutor. If I ever go back there as an assistant (which I hope I will) and eventually get promoted to a state prosecutor, I will see even more of those cases. What I find sickening about Maddie’s disappearance is the level of composure her parents showed in creating a world-wide media hoopla – if they had anything to do with it, of course. I know some people are downright evil but despite of my profession they never cease to amaze me anyway. 

    Post # 12
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I personally don’t think the parents did it. They were travelling with multiple friends (some were also physicians), who were also with their children. If you really wanted to kill your kid (or even just drug them) I don’t think you’d let other doctors check on them throughout the night. Plus they were all at the restaurant together…when would they have had time to sneak her out and dispose of the body?

    The officer in charge in Portugal was also charged for covering up the beating of a mother in another missing child’s case, in order to get a confession. He was later also charged with perjury and falsifying documents in that case. Shady to say the least. There was a lot of misinformation fed to the press by the police.

    And it was the parents that requested the cadaver dogs. Seems like an odd request if you killed your own kid.

    Post # 13
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    9220 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Hate to mention this but don’t be naive to think a parent wouldn’t do something like that to their own child. 

    We had one of those mothers here on WB, remember?

    Post # 16
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ImagineDragon24:  I haven’t followed the case too much, but it’s always been pretty skechy.  At the end of the day though her parents are innocent until proven guilty.  

    I don’t think it’s fair to judge how parents react or don’t react to their chlid going missing and use that as any basis for speculation of their involvement.  Unless you hae been in that situation yourself, you have no idea how you will react.  Everyone deals with trauma and grief in their own way.

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