"And if Madeleine had hurt herself inside the apartment, why would that be our fault?" Gerry
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As I see it, the time for charges of neglect/endangerment of Madeleine and her siblings has passed, lj, not by virtue of any statute of limitations but because if either investigation concludes that the child was abducted and is presumed murdered by person/persons unknown and charges of neglect/endangerment are brought against the McCanns, the clan's sympathy drum will beat out the tune of their having suffered enough and the gullible will not only dance to it, they'll throw more hard earned pennies into the limited company's hat. In addition, it's unlikely any court would impose anything other than a mild reproof in such circumstances@lj wrote:I brought the statute of limitations up in the case the Portuguese Prosecutor would want to file charges for neglect and/or hiding the body.
Unless a hidden body is discovered there can be no charge of concealment per se, but in the absence of a body there can be a charge of murder, a second count of manslaughter, and additional charges of concealing the body and/or perverting the course of justice.
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