Maltese Police Say All Suspects In The Killing Of Daphne Caruana Galizia Have Been Detained

2021-02-25   |   by CusiGO

Maltese police want to ignore the investigation into the 2017 murder of Daphne Caruana galizia, an investigative journalist from Mediterranean countries. According to the Maltese times, police chief Angelo GAFA said at a press conference yesterday: “based on the evidence we have, we can say that all those involved, whether they are intellectual offenders or accomplices, are arrested or facing prosecution.”. GAFA, however, avoided treating the case as closed. Shortly before the statements were issued, in the middle of the night, under strict security measures, police implicated two men suspected of supplying bombs. They killed journalists and now face formal charges.

Robert Agius and Jamie villa, as well as two other people suspected of being involved in the crime – George de Giorgio and Adrian Agius – were the last to testify. Yesterday was the last minute of Wednesday, and now they face charges, including illegal possession of guns, explosives and participation in criminal organizations. With the recent arrests, police believe they have arrested all those involved in the murder of journalists.

The families of Robert Agius and Jamie Vella were charged in court with conspiracy to murder a journalist who was killed by a car bomb when he left his home in October 2017. In December of the same year, three men were charged with detonating bombs. One of them, Vince Muscat, admitted he was involved in the murder on Tuesday in a plea agreement and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Vince Muscat provided police with key information about the case, highlighting corruption in the smallest country in the European Union, a judicial source said, Reuters reported.

Businessman yorgen Fenech, suspected to be the mastermind of the murder, was arrested in November 2019 after Melvin thema, the middleman of the murder plan, was pardoned and implicated. Feneher and all the other defendants were acquitted.