Prime Suspect in Malta Journalist Killing Sentenced to 15 Years After Confessing – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A courtroom in Malta sentenced Vince Muscat to 15 years in jail after he admitted to all costs relating to the 2017 assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, media reported.

According to the Times of Malta newspaper, the first suspect’s attorneys on Tuesday notified Judge Edwina Grima that Muscat registered an admission to all costs, presenting a serious turning level in the case.

Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, fellow suspects in the homicide case, remained silent and gave no such confessions.

In addition to 15 years behind bars, Muscat was ordered to pay 42,000 euros in courtroom bills. He reached a plea cut price cope with prosecutors to present details about the homicide, the newspaper reported.

Furthermore, Superintendent Keith Arnaud instructed the courtroom that Muscat’s data may lead to additional detentions, in accordance to the outlet.

REUTERS / DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPIFILE PHOTO: Forensic specialists stroll in a subject after a bomb blew up a automotive (foreground) and killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta, October 16, 2017.

Investigative journalist Caruana Galizia died when a bomb went off in her automotive. Her demise was linked to an anti-corruption investigation she was endeavor with the assistance of data uncovered in the Panama Papers leak. The assassination brought on a serious backlash and led to a political disaster in the island nation.


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