Alibi for chief suspect in doubt
THE alibi for a man accused of abducting Daniel Morcombe has cast doubts on the version of events put forward by the chief suspect in the case.
The suspect, known as P7 and who moved to Central Queensland shortly after Daniel’s abduction, told an inquest into the teenager’s disappearance that he showed his drug dealer’s partner a plant mulcher he had just picked up on the day Daniel went missing.
However, yesterday the man who would have been an alibi for the chief suspect, said he did not remember P7 ever showing him a mulcher. The man with the potential alibi said he was “mechanically minded” and believed he would still know the type of motor that ran the mulcher if he had been shown it.
P7, who has a criminal history of abducting and molesting young boys, told police he drove on Nambour Connection Road at the time Daniel disappeared. When he was first interviewed by police, P7 could not explain a 35-minute gap in his movements on December 7, 2003.