Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Suspect admits journalist murder in Malta


In an interrogation on Tuesday morning, one of the three suspects, Vincent Muscat, admitted that he murdered the female journalist in October 2017.

Muscat was arrested along with two others a couple of months later, in December of the same year. He has since denied involvement in the murder until today’s interrogation.

Direct recognition

According to the AFP news agency, Muscat replied that he was guilty of a direct question from the court. Following his confession, Judge Edwina Grima said the allegations were serious and could have serious consequences for him:

– It’s about murder and conspiracy, he will possibly get a life sentence, Grima said.

Businessman is suspected

The murder of the digging journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has caused waves in all parts of the small island nation in the Mediterranean. Several high-ranking business leaders and politicians have been forced to resign or leave the public after the assassination.

Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech is suspected of ordering the murder of Caruana Galizia as she worked on a revelation about Fenech’s company and the Maltese government.

In December 2019, the country’s then Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, who is not related to the Vincent Muscat who is now recognized, was forced to resign after major protests.

The demonstrators claimed, among other things, that the government had not done enough to tackle the corruption that Caruana Galizia, among others, had drawn attention to.



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