Looking back through the statements, i don't believe they were left alone each night as they claim, again the minimizing.
They could admit to child
neglect and maybe serve 10 yrs maximum for neglect resulting in harm
except they would and could plea deal down to a couple of years at worst, and more likely depending on how good their expensive lawyers are, maybe even probation and a hefty fine
would be their best option since, if charged for neglect, they couldn't
then be charged with homicide, concealing a corpse and filing a false
It was the lesser of two evils, heck they might even keep
their licenses after a suspension, retraining or supervision.
night one adult was away from the table, it was blamed on sickness
either of the adult or a child.
The children weren't left alone as
The mccanns had to claim this as it was the only way an
abduction could take place.
No abductor is going to go into a house with
a wide awake adult watching the kids, it would be too damn risky.
himself told us all the children were in one apartment when he said:
with young children will understand that children cry; they wake up at
During that week there was one night, errr… and we can't give too
much detail because it's part of the investigation file but there was
one night where Madeleine came through and one of the other, errr… twins were crying,
so, you know, and when she did mention to it… it to us and we asked her
about it and she just dropped… she was completely fine and we
thought, "Was it when they were bathing, getting them, you know, first
putting them down in that period when they're really tired".
course, with hindsight, in the… in the context of what had happened; of
Madeleine being abducted, it's put in a very different light and it's
put in a very different light to us and, of course, we emphasized that
to the police."
Dermot Murhaghan interview with the mccanns, 01 May 2008 Sky News
Firstly he talks about one of the other twins.
was only one set of twins, that was Sean and Amelie mccann.
couldn't be one of the other twins.
What we see is him self editing, ie editing as he talks, looking to stop anything incriminating slipping out,
this leads to disjointed speech with lots on nonsense sounds, stuttering
What was he going to say?
One of the other children.?
He realized what he was going to say (all the children were in one place)
and stopped himself although he still messed it up as we can see.
If all the children were in one apartment and being babysat by whichever adult was missing from the table that night, there was no neglect.
If there was no neglect there could be no abduction.
No abduction meant awkward questions for kate and gerry mccann and one or more of the tapas 7
Gerry realised he was about to open mouth and insert foot so he stopped himself.
However he may have prevented that marble from escaping, he failed however to notice the other marbles of truth leaking out when he spoke about crying and the children being bathed, or being put to bed.
This truth slipped out without him realising.
He has just admitted all the children were in one apartment being bathed and put to bed by one or more adults from the group but not by kate and gerry.