LAWFUEL -The Legal Newswire – The inventor of DNA fingerprinting has offered to act as an expert witness in the Madeleine McCann case, the BBC reports.
Sir Alec Jeffreys said DNA matches alone did not establish guilt and all Madeleine’s genetic characters would be found in at least one family member.
Gerry and Kate McCann, suspects in their daughter’s disappearance, are considering commissioning independent tests on a Portuguese hire car.
But the Madeleine’ Fund board will not allow money to go on legal expenses.
It has been reported that DNA evidence with a 100% match to Madeleine was found in the car, but this has been played down by Portuguese police.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme, Sir Alec said there could be a potential problem in assigning a profile to Madeleine given that all other members of her family would have been in the car