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Germany erred in extraditing Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Bruckner, EU adviser says

Germany erred in extraditing Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Bruckner, EU adviser says

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Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Europe's top criminal justice court said in a preliminary opinion Thursday the main suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann was lawfully tried in a separate rape case. German national Christian Bruckner, 43, is the chief suspect in the toddler's 2007 disappearance in Portugal. McCann's body was never found but British, German and Portuguese investigators believe she's likely dead and are treating the case as a homicide. Advertisement Bruckner has been appealing his European arrest warrant that led to a separate rape conviction in Germany last year. He was convicted of raping an elderly American woman at the same Portuguese resort where McCann went missing. Defense attorneys challenged the validity of an extradition from Italy to Germany for trial, ...