Sunday, April 14

Murder Suspect Maddie Transferred to Another Prison

The German suspect in the murder of the British girl Madeleine (Maddie) McCann is transferred to another German prison.


The 43-year-old moves from Kiel to Wolfenb├╝ttel in Lower Saxony, where the judicial authorities suspect him of other sexual crimes and are investigating them.

The transfer will allow the prisoner to be questioned nearby soon. The public prosecutor in Braunschweig near Wolfenb├╝ttel expects to be transparent within months whether the suspect can be charged.

The suspect is serving a prison sentence for drug trafficking. Also, he was sentenced to seven years a year ago for raping a 72-year-old American woman in 2005 in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

That was about a year and a half before McCann’s high-profile disappearance in the same place. The girl disappeared without a trace from the holiday resort in the Algarve in May 2007.

The fate of the then 3-year-old girl has been unclear for more than ten years. German researchers believe that Maddie is no longer alive.

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