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McCann Libel Trial via Twitter

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:40

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The decision to designate Kate and Gerry as 'arguidos' was taken after the sniffer dogs carried out their searches.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:40

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There were several possible charges that could have been brought against the McCanns: kidnapping and selling a child were among them.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:47

(although that goes against the dog evidence that he based his book on)

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:50

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The witness was asked what the probability was of Madeleine still being alive. He replied that he thought it was 50/50.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:56

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Mr Menezes said that a claim made by the McCanns on the first day after Madeleine's disappearance was not true.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:56

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The witness said that Kate and Gerry's report that they had been checking on their daughter every half an hour was inaccurate.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 11:57

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He claimed that although the parents had been checking on Madeleine, it was not as often as every 30 minutes.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:02

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Police intercepted text messages sent by the McCanns because they were suspicious of the parents' role in Madeleine's disappearance.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:02

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The text messages sent by Kate and Gerry were never admitted as evidence gathered as part of the investigation.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:08

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Mr Menezes said he has not read the book written by Mr Amaral that triggered this case, Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:19

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A report signed by Chief Inspector Tavares De Almeida said that Madeleine died in the flat in Praia da Luz, the witness adds.

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Post by Guest on 12.01.10 12:19

@vaguely1 wrote:(does that name mean anything to anyone??)


Never heard it vaguely - will do some googling

You're doing a grand job of bring us the news clapping thumbsup

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:20

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Now it's the turn of the McCanns' legal team to cross-question the witness.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:25

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The McCanns' lawyer makes the point that 'evidence' usually sightings - has suggested Madeleine is still alive.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:26

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He says that the McCanns are not responsible for generating any of this 'evidence' that their daughter is not dead.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:27

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Another of the McCanns' lawyers moves to quiz the witness - literally. She gets out of her seat and walks right up to the video screen.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:36

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The McCanns' lawyer asks the witness whether he understands the title of Mr Amaral's book to imply some sort of dishonesty by the McCanns.
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She says that the McCanns were always totally prepared to come back to Portugal to take part in a reconstruction of the disappearance.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:38

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Who suggested the checking of the McCanns' text messages, Mr Menezes is asked. The police, he replies.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:39

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The text messages were never considered as part of the investigation because the judge did not allow it, the court hears.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:46

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The senior lawyer for the McCanns has approached them on the front bench of the public gallery for a quick huddled conversation.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:48

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He was involved in the case from the beginning, but taken off it in September 2007.
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Tavares de Almeida, chief inspector of police at the time of Madeleine's disapperance, has taken the stand to give evidence.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:52

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He tells the court that British police took an active part in the investigation.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:54

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He said the Portuguese detectives found the co-operation given by their British counterparts useful.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:54

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The British police told the Portuguese officers what the capabilities of the sniffer dogs being used in the investigation were.

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Post by vaguely1 on 12.01.10 12:57

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One of the dogs used to search the apartment in Praia da Luz identified blood and another identified the smell of a human body.

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