Maddie McCann disappears: German suspect Christian Brueckner was placed in solitary confinement "for his own safety »
Sylvie Claire /June 10, 2020
Lawyers for the German suspect in the investigation of the disappearance of little Maddie McCann have given up their mandate, Jan-Christian Hochmann and David Volke informed the competent authorities on Wednesday, without specifying the reason. The suspect now has new lawyers and has been placed in solitary confinement "for his own safety ».
The German suspect in the investigation of the disappearance of little Maddie McCann has new lawyers: Friedrich Fülscher and Johann Schwenn, who do not wish to "give more details for the moment".
His previous advice, Jan-Christian Hochmann and David Volke, resigned Wednesday for reasons they did not specify. The suspect, a German who has been convicted several times for sexual crimes, including that of children, is currently imprisoned in Kiel as part of another conviction. He was placed there in solitary confinement "for his own safety". In order to avoid being attacked by other detainees, he can only leave his cell under escort.
Last week, German federal police (BKA) and the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office surprised everyone by announcing that Christian Brueckner, a 43-year-old individual, was suspected of the murder of little Maddie, who disappeared on May 3 2007 at the age of 3 when she was on vacation with her parents in Praia da Luz, Portugal. German police are convinced that the girl is dead.