Madeleine McCann suspect’s lawyers reveal ‘proof’ they claim should release him from jail

Lawyers defending Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner claim ‘new info’ show he isn’t a rapist and should be launched from jail.

Convicted paedophile Brueckner, 45, the prime suspect within the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007, is at present in a jail in Germany for the brutal 2005 rape of a US nationwide, then 72, in Praia da Luz.

But his lawyer, Friedrich Fuelscher, 38, claims that proof of a noticeable scar or some type of marking on his thigh, which helped put him away in 2019, is invalid, as Brueckner has no such scar.

Justice campaigners for Madeleine McCann shall be alarmed on the prospect of the prime suspect in her disappearance being exonerated, as it’s feared he would disappear as quickly as he’s launched.

Fuelscher has mentioned the brand new info relate to statements made by one other alleged rape sufferer of Brueckner, Irishwoman Hazel Behan, who claimed the person who raped her in 2004 when she was 20 had a scar on his thigh.

Brueckner has been the primary suspect in McCann’s case for 2 years however thus far no costs referring to her have been introduced towards him

On May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann disappeared aged three from her bed in Praia da Luz, Portugal

On May 3, 2007, Madeleine McCann disappeared aged three from her mattress in Praia da Luz, Portugal

The ‘new info’ additionally relaxation on the results of an ‘operative case evaluation’, by Germany’s model of the FBI, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), he mentioned. 

The German prosecution believes that each Ms Behan and the US pensioner had been raped by the identical perpetrator, and Fuelscher hopes that he can show that Brueckner didn’t rape Ms Behan.

To that finish, Brueckner not too long ago had his thighs examined in a bid to reveal that he doesn’t have a marking like this on this a part of his physique. 

Fuelscher says that this revelation may flip the tables on the prosecution which ended up placing Brueckner behind bars for the 2005 rape in Portugal.

He argues that it could imply Brueckner shouldn’t be solely harmless of the 2004 rape of Ms Behan, however he additionally can’t be the one who raped the US nationwide in 2005. 

Madeleine parents, Kate and Gerry, mark the 15th anniversary of their daughter's disappearance from Portugal at a vigil in their home village of Rothley

Madeleine mother and father, Kate and Gerry, mark the fifteenth anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance from Portugal at a vigil of their residence village of Rothley 

Brueckner is at present serving his sentence at a high-security jail regionally dubbed the ‘Alcatraz of The North’ within the city of Oldenburg, close to the northern metropolis of Bremen. 

Fuelscher has now filed an application to the Braunschweig Regional Court to reopen the 2005 rape case which befell in Portugal. 

However, he mentioned there may be little likelihood that the case shall be reconsidered.

‘Only a vanishingly small proportion of functions for readmission are profitable’ mentioned Fuelscher.

‘One sees a superior energy of the prison justice system, which tries to push back each assault on the previous judgement tooth and claw.’

When contacted, Friedrich Fuelscher was unavailable for remark. 

Brueckner has been below investigation by German officers over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann for 2 years. 

The prosecutor main the case, Mr Wolters, repeatedly refused to say if the prime suspect had damaged into the Praia da Luz residence and grabbed the three-year-old from her mattress on May 3, 2007. 

Mr Wolters mentioned Brueckner’s alibi about having intercourse with a girlfriend on the time of the kidnapping had fallen aside.  

A photo of Maddie picking up tennis balls released by her family

A computer generated image from 2012 shows how Maddie would have looked at the age of nine

Madeleine McCann would have turned 18 final year. In 2012, 5 years after her disappearance, her household issued an age development e-fit photograph to indicate what Madeleine might have seemed like aged 9 (proper)

But he admitted his crew shouldn’t have the forensic proof to place the paedophile prime suspect within the dock amid claims that fibres from the Maddie’s pink Eeyore pyjamas had been present in his yellow VW camper van.

Mr Wolters hinted that Brueckner, 45, might have had an confederate, by refusing to say if he was sure the German took Maddie from her mother and father’ vacation residence at Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve coast on May 3, 2007. 

Mr Wolters additionally mentioned they had nonetheless not labored out who made a mysterious 30-minute telephone name to Brueckner, putting him near the place Madeleine disappeared on the evening she went lacking.

But when requested if he was positive that it was Brueckner who broke into the Ocean Club residence and took her, he twice repeated that he believed that he was the killer however wouldn’t touch upon who snatched the British three-year-old. 

He mentioned: ‘We are positive that he’s the assassin of Madeleine McCann. We are positive that he killed Madeleine McCann.’

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