Kate McCann's Freudian slip.
Whilst gathering some information for another post, and getting lost down a rabbit hole (no pun intended), I came across a quote that I just couldn't leave.
The following exchange took place at the trial McCann V Amaral, 8th July 2014:
Judge Maria Emília de Melo e Castro - "Do you recall an interview that Mr. Amaral gave to Correio da Manhã on 24th July 2008 called Cadaver was frozen or kept in the cold."
Kate Healy (McCann) - "He gave several interviews but I do recall one in particular which was exaggerated. Where he said that Madeleine's body had been kept frozen and then taken inside the boot of the car we had rented seven weeks later [sic, car was rented 24 days later]."
"Exaggerated", not lied, not fabricated, but "exaggerated".
An example of exaggeration is provided within Kate's reply, when she states Goncalo Amaral claimed Madeleine's body was "taken inside the boot of the car we had rented seven weeks later"
Snr. Amaral actually said "twenty something days after"
In that instance, a foundation of fact is present (car we had rented), but the length of time (seven weeks later), is "exaggerated" by Kate.
Snr. Amaral's claim consists of two elements:
"...the cadaver was frozen or preserved in the cold"
"Everything indicated that the body, after having been at a certain location, was moved into another location by car"
Of those two elements, I wonder, which does Kate believe was the factual foundation, and which went on to "exaggerate" the fact?
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Very interesting use of the word exaggerated, why not say "lied" which is the way the McCanns speach usually follows?
“Basically, I’m just an ordinary, straightforward guy who’s the victim of the biggest f***-up on this planet – if you’ll excuse the language.”
Robert Murat talking to David Jones, Daily Mail, 02 June 2007
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