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McCann's Libel Trial Day 2

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 11:42

11:42
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The McCanns are both in conversation with their interpreters. Gerry however looks relaxed and smiles as he talks.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 11:48

11:47
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Flores: I worked in a different part of the police to Mr Amaral but I know him from the investigation and I respect him a lot.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:00

12:00
jondipaolo:
Isabel
Duarte, the McCanns' top lawyer, leaves the bench and approaches the
couple for a quick huddled chat before returning to the fray.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:04

12:04
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Flores: This case is pathetic. A citizen is being prevented from freely expressing his opinions in a reponsible way.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:06

12:06
jondipaolo:
Flores:
The McCanns have every right to do everything they can beyond what the
Portuguese police did in order to find their daughter.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:14

12:12
jondipaolo:
Flores: The documentary (based on Mr Amaral's) book is a hypothesis that believers take to be the truth.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:16

12:13
jondipaolo:
Flores: The book is autobiographical, it traces a period of Mr Amaral's life.

12:16
jondipaolo:
Flores: Sections of the British media spread propaganda about Mr Amaral.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:20

12:20
jondipaolo:
Glamorous
judge Maria Gabriela Cunha Rodrigues halts the cross-examination of Mr
Flores by the McCanns' lawyer, saying it is not relevant.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:24

12:22
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Flores: It was a scandal to see such nasty portraits painted of the Portuguese investigators by the British media.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:27

12:27
jondipaolo:
Flores: Mr Amaral was the co-ordinator of the investigation. He was not in the field.
Wednesday January 13, 2010 12:27 jondipaolo
12:27
jondipaolo:
Flores: Mr Amaral was the victim of a smear campain. He is a good professional with a good technical background.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:40

12:40
jondipaolo:
Duarte: What does the title of the book (by Mr Amaral) mean? Flores: The book is a thesis, not the absolute truth.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 12:43

12:41
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The proceedings have adjourned for lunch. Back in an hour's time.


(don't forget to rush back y'all)

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Post by Guest on 13.01.10 13:30

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 14:31

2:30
jondipaolo:
Waiting outside the courtroom for the afternoon's proceedings to begin. Mr Amaral is here too, chatting on a mobile phone.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 14:44

2:41
jondipaolo:
We're back in the courtroom, as are the legal teams, Mr Amaral and the McCanns. No sign of the judge yet though.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 14:44

jondipaolo:
We're expecting to hear from three witnesses involved in the publishing of the book this afternoon.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 14:58

2:57
jondipaolo:
Judge Maria Gabriela Cunha Rodrigues has arrived, so the afternoon's proceedings can begin.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:03



3:00
jondipaolo:
Mr Enes has an associateship in chemistry and a doctorate in anthropology, but has now retired from the police force.
Wednesday January 13, 2010 3:00 jondipaolo
3:00
jondipaolo:
Mr Enes is giving evidence in person, rather than via video link as Mr Flores did this morning.
Wednesday January 13, 2010 3:00 jondipaolo

3:00
jondipaolo:
Jose Manuel Enes, a former forensic laboratory chief in the Portuguese police, is the next witness.
Wednesday January 13, 2010 3:00 jondipaolo












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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:04

3:04
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Mr Enes was interviewed by a Portuguese journalist for a book about Madeleine's disappearance.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:12

3:12
jondipaolo:
Mr Enes says that the immense media interest in the Madeleine case was unhelpful for the investigators trying to solve it.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:13

3:13
jondipaolo:
Mr
Enes compared the Madeleine McCann case to that of OJ Simpson, saying
that allegations of contamination of evidence had compromised it.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:16

3:15
jondipaolo:
Mr
Enes' phone has just gone off, drawing laughter from the court. The
judge is smiling too as the clerk has to turn it off for him.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:16

3:15
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Mr Enes tells the court he has been called to give evidence in several courts and

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:18

3:17
jondipaolo:
Sorry,
that tweet should have read: Mr Enes tells the court he has been called
to give evidence in several other cases as an expert witness.

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Post by vaguely1 on 13.01.10 15:18

3:17
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Mr Enes says his conclusions are often relied upon completely by the courts in which he gives evidence.

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