Maddie McCann disappears: suspect placed in solitary confinement “for his own safety”, refuses to speak

The new German suspect in the case of the disappearance of the little British Maddie, 13 years ago in Portugal, does not want to speak on the facts, said one of his lawyers to the channel n-tv.

“Christian B. does not give any indications for the moment on this affair and we ask you to understand that we either as his defenders do not give”, Friedrich Fülscher told this German news channel.

German police announced last Wednesday that they are investigating a new suspect, Christian B., currently incarcerated in Kiel in northern Germany, for drug trafficking. She suspects him of the murder of Madeleine MacCann, 3 years old at the time.

A 43-year-old multi-recidivist pedophile, Christian B. had to be placed in a solitary confinement cell for security reasons, the regional justice minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Claus Christian Claussen, said on Wednesday.

The two lawyers resigned from their mandate

The suspect can no longer leave his cell unless accompanied by guards and outside the times when other detainees leave in order to avoid assaults by his co-detainees, he said during a hearing before a commission of the Regional parliament.

The two lawyers for the suspect who had hitherto been responsible for his defense also announced that they would renounce their mandate, without giving an explanation. They were replaced by two other defenders who also threatened to prosecute the acquaintances of their client who described him as aggressive and suspect.

The Brunswick prosecutor’s office in northern Germany is investigating Christian B., suspected of having kidnapped in 2007 and killed Maddie while she was on vacation with her parents in the small Portuguese seaside resort of Praia da Luz.

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Unraveling the deep mystery

The German, convicted on several occasions in particular for sexual violence against minors, allegedly broke into the McCanns’ apartment to commit theft and, once there, could have decided to abduct the little girl, according to the German justice.

Thirteen years after the disappearance of the little girl, the identification of this new suspect has revived the hope of unraveling the deep mystery surrounding this twist affair.

German justice has also indicated since studying a possible parallel between the disappearance of a girl five years ago in the country and that of Madeleine McCann.

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