I always thought of Portugal as being relatively safe as far as foreign countries were concerned, and certainly as being safer than most parts of the USA, but that illusion has been shattered. Nevertheless, it is easy to forget how in August 1917 Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco were thrown into prison by local authorities with adult male criminals in an effort to make them recant their story about the Lady from heaven. The little ones were threatened with torture. They were not harmed but the threats were indeed made; the terrifying hours in jail did happen.
It has been claimed for several months that Madeleine's mother Kate is being framed for Madeleine's murder. It coincidentally happens that the chief of police investigating the case was also involved in another incident of a missing little girl, a child whose body was never found. There are also allegations that the mother in the previous case was framed, and tortured by police into confessing that she had killed her own daughter. That may not be true. Perhaps there is no connection at all, but it should be taken into account before everyone starts accusing Kate McGann.
I think that the parents made a big mistake to leave three toddlers alone in an apartment while they went to dinner. They themselves will never again have a moment of peace in their lives knowing what a mistake it was. But to accuse the McGanns of murdering their own child is both ludicrous and horrific. Especially with such bizarre evidence as hair and blood in a car that was rented almost a month after Madeline disappeared. It is all very strange. We need to pray. Share