Friday, September 7, 2007

Mother charged in Madeleine's Disapearance


CNN, BBC, CBC, you name it, all of the world's major news organizations are reporting that the beautiful little British girl, Madeleine's mother, Kate McCann, has been named as a prime suspect in her disappearance and, what police consider to be her death.

Well, she, like all of us, is innocent until proven guilty, but the fact that police have found little Madeleine's blood in the station wagon the her parents rented some 25 days after Madeleine's disappearance will make it hard, very hard, for the her mother to explain. Her father, Gerry McCann, is also a suspect, but has not yet been questioned or charged. Both deny any responsibility in their daughters disappearance or death.

According to Madeleine's aunt, Philomena McCann, the police are suspecting that the girl's mother accidentally killed the child and then panicked and tried to cover the death by concocting the story of the child being abducted. Sounds possible, but we will all have to wait until the police investigation is completed to know for sure, but some how, in the pit of my stomach, I have suspected as much.

CNN reported that, "Madeleine's parents, who are both doctors from Leicestershire in central England, have campaigned internationally to secure the safe return of their daughter, including having a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI and securing support from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and soccer star David Beckham." One other person, British national Robert Murat, who has denied any involvement, is the only other formal suspect in the case.

Regardless of who is responsible in the case of the little child, be it a stranger or her parents, the fact remains that the 'not quite' four-year old has gone missing and, most likely is dead. It is a tragedy that should not have happened, but sadly, did! When parents say they left several small children completely alone while they went out for dinner raises many reg flags.

Could it be that they went out for dinner, came home and discovered that the child had an accident that resulted in the precious lost of life of their daughter? Such a scenario certainly could and would have panicked the couple, who then tossed out their better judgement in concocting the kidnapped story. I could understand that, but, of course, that doesn't clear them. If they did, in fact, leave their small children alone to go out to have dinner together, then they are just as guilty of Madeleine's disappearance and death as surely as if some pervert entered the apartment and seized the girl!

And thats my 2 cents on this sad and painful story 4 Friday, the 7th. of September, 2007.

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