Sunday, 28 February 2010

Paulo Sargento. Alfonso Egea. Mercedes. an Interview

Paulo Sargento, Alfonso Egea, and our own dear Mercedes of Hasta que se sepa la Verdad, were recently interviewed by the Spanish television network Cuatro (Four) for the show Las mañanas de Cuatro. (Four Mornings, unsurprisingly.)

The interview although in Spanish, is however, accompanied by an English transcript, here's a taste.

Alejandro Vázquez: You've worked on the Madeleine case from the beginning

Paulo Sargento: From the beginning, from the second day after the disappearance

Alejandro Vázquez: And what's your theory?

Paulo Sargento: I think the girl died on May 3, and it would have been utterly impossible for the kidnapping to have taken place. The abduction has been a media construction only, because there is not one supporting fact to support this.

Alejandro Vázquez: Why the McCanns are now saying that there is no evidence that Madeleine is dead?

Paulo Sargento: Because their (the McCann’s) interpretation is contrary to death, in fact there is evidence: corpse odour, the scent of human blood and there is a set of forensic evidence, evidence that the girl is dead unfortunately.

Alejandro Vázquez: Can your surmise that with such evidence that there has been a murder, manslaughter...

Paulo Sargento: Yes

Alejandro Vázquez: ...the case has been shelved.

Paulo Sargento: I am sure that were it a Portuguese couple, the treatment wouldn’t have been the same. The forensic evidence would have been constituted as proof, and probably the couple would be in prison.

Alejandro Vázquez: How would you define Gerry and Kate’s behaviour? more