not everyone who is found guilty is guilty John....miscarriages of justice do happen.....im surprised you want to ignore that fact
The fact that she has been found guilty does not mean she is guilty....that is a fact. therefore you cannot say with certainty she is a child killer...that is another fact
This thread is about Joćo Cipriano, the clue is in the name? I fear Leonor has always covered for him because she knew that if he was convicted of murder with his record he would go away for a very long time. Joana disappeared on the evenng of the 12th September 2004 and it wasn't until nearly two weeks later on the 25th that Leonor was taken into custody, her brother and Joana's uncle, Joćo Cipriano, arrested two days later. In that two weeks they had every opportunity to dispose of Joana's remains properly and concoct the story that it was she who hit and killed the child and not he.
We know of course that she retracted her confession and blamed her brother Joćo claiming he Chad taken the girl away to sell to foreigners but that things had gone sour and the girl died. I will add that many people who knew her have said she was incapable of killing any child, her partner Leandro Silva being one of them. Clearly her devotion to her brother is more important to her than telling what really occurred. No doubt they will have each other when they are eventually paroled.
One other theory which was raised early on was that Joana had been sold to foreigners. Had that really taken place was 20 years too high a price for silence? I think so!