I'll admit it: I have become obsessed with the McCann case: along with half the world I think.
The poor baby, and yes, I think her parents did it (by accident). But I must stress: that is only on the information I have read so far. If some other information appears than I am quite happy to concede I am wrong: in fact I would love to do so, as it isn't a very nice thing to think about anyone.
I think there has been (up until the last few weeks) a real feeling that they couldn't do it: because they are doctors etc. I say that makes no difference. If a teacher can be an abuser, so can a doctor. I actually know someone who was abused by a doctor!
But in saying that, I don't think they were actually abusing their children (again I could be wrong). I think however they are at the very least, guilty of leaving their children in the apartment: come on!! You don't leave 2 yr old twins and a 3 yr old by themselves. They made a choice to not have a babysitter (which was avaliable at the apartments), not just on that night but many of the other nights they were on holidays. Not only that, but the actual distance between where they were and the apartment was quite considerable. Yes it was 60 metres away directly, but to walk there took much longer (including the fact that they had to check other children in different apartments). It is possible also that they had lightly (or not so lightly) had sedated the children to ensure they could not wake up, quite possibly after finding that she ( Maddy) had woken up the night before whilst they were out (as reported by a neighbour).
But as I have said it's all speculation on my part. However, there is one fact that I find disturbing: how could you leave your babies by themselves? I don't understand that. Especially when they are obviously wealthy enough to pay for it. It makes me mad. If you make a decision to have a baby that is part of the consequences. You can't go out to bars, and leave your babies at home by themselves.