Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: Court to start hearing evidence on Thursday

The compilation of evidence against three men accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia will start in front of Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech on Thursday

One of the suspects arraigned in court on charges of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia
One of the suspects arraigned in court on charges of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia

Three men accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia will appear in court on Thursday when evidence linking them to the killing will be presented by the police.

George Degiorgio, known as Ic-Ciniz, his brother Alfred Degiorgio, known as Il-Fulu, and Vince Muscat, known as il-Kohhu, stand charged of murdering the journalist on 16 October. Caruana Galizia was killed by a powerful bomb placed inside her car.

The men are currently in custody after having been arraigned last week following a massive police and army raid on their quarters in Marsa. The police had arrested 10 men, seven of who were released on police bail pending further investigations.

The Degiorgios and Muscat pleaded not guilty to charges when they were arraigned under heavy police escort.

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Frendo Dimech will have to decide whether there is enough evidence at face value to issue a bill of indictment against the the three men for them to face criminal proceedings.

Security in Valletta and the law courts is expected to be high on Thursday, given the sensitivity of the case and the criminal history of the men being charged with the journalist's murder.

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