The case of Joana Cipriana, sentenced to 16 years in jail, with her brother, for the killing of her daughter, is referred by “The Sun” as having “chilling echoes” with the present situation of Kate McCann. The newspaper interviewed her husband, Leandro Silva, who says he believes in the innocence of McCann couple and says he is worried about the possibility that Kate McCann may be framed, just like his wife. His mother, at the time made the same kind of appeals to alleged kidnappers that Kate McCann has been doing: “Please, don't hurt her”. Philomena McCann, Madeleine's aunt, questioned the fact that the Portuguese Government had “some kind of a rogue policeman” in Madeleine's case. She was referring to Chief-Inspector Gonçalo Amaral, who directed the investigation of Joana Cipriano's case.