The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared
in Praia da Luz, Lagos, in May 2007, could receive up to
€1.2 million from the policeman who investigated the
disappearance of their daughter.
Amaral subsequently published a book in which he stated that the
couple knew their daughter was dead and had conspired to
conceal the body.
Goncalo Amaral was the man in charge during the early days of the
investigation into the child's disappearance, a case
that has never been solved despite it being one of the
highest profile cases of a missing child in history.
Amaral, now retired, published a book about his version of events
and according to "The Truth of the Lie", released in
2008, Madeleine died accidentally of an overdose of
sedatives, and there is evidence that her parents hid
"We hope that the family of Madeleine is compensated for this book
that has brought them so much pain," said Isabel Duarte,
the lawyer who will be acting for the McCanns in the
An adjournment of the first session of the trial of the lawsuit
filed by the McCanns against former PJ inspector Goncalo
AmaraL, has been requested and agreed.
This was submitted due to the poor health of Goncalo Amaral's
lawyer, Dr. Santos de Oliveira.
The start date of the trial has been reset for
September 20th and 21st.
One of the first witnesses called by the McCanns will be the
President of the Bar Association, Dr. Marinho e Pinto.