Robert Murat Bio, Wiki
Robert Murat was born on November 20th, 1973. He is a British man who was accused early on of being an “arguido” or suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a child who vanished while her doctor parents were out to dinner at a Portugal resort allegations that he denied.
Murat will be featured in the new Netflix documentary over eight episodes called The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It streams on March 15th, 2019.
Robert Murat Quick Facts
He was born on November 20th, 1973 (age 45 years), Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
|Wife / Spouse||
Michaela Walczuch (m. 2009)
Jenny Murat, John Murat
|Siblings||Has two known siblings: Samantha Murat and Richard Murat|
|Known for||Set to be featured on ‘The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann’, a Netflix Documentary|
Why was Robert Murat Suspected to be part of Madeleine McCann Disappearance?
According to Algarve Daily News, when Madeleine McCann vanished, Robert Murat lived in Algarve. Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 from the Praia da Luz resort in Algarve, Portugal. Part of the suspicions that fell on Murat was because he “lived with his mother 100 yards from the flat where.” At the time, he was a 33-year-old British expatriate.
Robert Murat was Compensated by Publications alleging he was part of a Paedophile ring
The British media went into a frenzy over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on March 3rd, 2007. One person the courts say was wronged is Robert Murat the 34.
The media reported that debunked allegations against Murat and his friends included those saying falsely that they were part of a paedophile ring and lied to the police and those falsely stating that police found DNA evidence linked to the Madeleine case in Murat’s home. None of that was true, according to the newspaper.
At the end of it all, the courts awarded him “more than £600,000 in damages from 11 UK newspapers” after a court hearing lasting just minutes, according to Algarve Daily News.
According to the Press Gazette, Murat statement after the court hearing was: “The newspapers, in this case, brought about the total and utter destruction of mine and my family’s life and caused immense distress.”
Speaking to the Telegraph in 2014, Murat said “I was cleared of everything right back in 2008 but the fact is that in some people’s minds there’s still going to be a link. Finding out the truth of what happened will conclusively take me out of that, so it’s really important that something does happen and they do find out what happened.”
Robert Murat Volunteered as a Translator for the Portugies upon Madeleine Disappearance
Robert Murat worked as an IT consultant. When Madeleine disappeared, Murat “became a volunteer translator for the Portuguese police and did everything he could to assist the investigation.”
The Guardian reported that Murat “offered to translate witness statements during the police search for Madeleine,” which is how he became on anyone’s radar screen in the first place. The Week reported that Murat’s mother, named Jenny, “always maintained she had been with him at home on the night of her disappearance.”
Madeleine McCann Disappearance Case Reopened in 2011
In 2011, at the request of former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, Scotland Yard reopened the Madeleine McCann case. Murat was interviewed as part of that new investigation with both British and Portuguese police. However, he was treated as a witness, not a suspect, the site added.
The reopened case was termed, Operation Grange. Murat said to the Guardian “My conscience is clear and I have no problem speaking to police again.” The publication also noted that he had been the first person declared as a suspect early on in the case.
Portuguese prosecutors have said they no longer consider Robert Murat a suspect in the case.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a Netflix Documentary
Murat will be featured in the new Netflix documentary over eight episodes called The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann which streams on March 15th, 2019.
The Netflix documentary promises to “examine every suspect” and calls Madeleine McCann the most high-profile missing girl in the world.
Madeleine McCann case involved more than 20 new suspects who were uncovered by British police in recent years, which added that Madeleine’s parents were also named as suspects but later “completely cleared.”
According to the Irish Times, Murat’s father, John Murat, a Portuguese will be featured in the Netflix documentary. He has also worked as a property consultant.
Robert Murat Personal Life, Wife, Children
Murat parents are Jenny Murat (mother) and John Murat (father). He has two siblings, his sister Samantha Murat and his brother, Richard Murat. Murat is blind in one eye and from Norfolk.
Murat’s wife’s name is Michaela Walczuch. The couple were married in 2009 and have one daughter, Sofia Murat.