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Suspect in Daphne Caruana Galizia homicide pleads responsible

Attorney Marc Sant instructed CNN, “There was a plea bargain … the agreement is 15 years imprisonment.” Muscat will even face monetary penalties, he mentioned.

Sant famous that he doesn’t signify the 2 different suspects charged with homicide, brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, however he instructed CNN they proceed to plead not responsible.

CNN reached out to the Malta Court of Criminal Appeal for remark however didn’t instantly obtain a response.

Why murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is back in the news

Caruana Galizia, 53, was a number one anti-corruption journalist from Malta who was killed in a automobile bombing close to her house in 2017. Her household say she was “assassinated” due to her work uncovering alleged corruption within the Maltese authorities.

“An individual who has admitted his involvement within the homicide of Daphne Caruana Galizia has denied her

her proper to life and has denied her her proper to take pleasure in her household, together with her grandchildren who had been born after she was killed,” mentioned the lawyer representing Caruana Galizia’s household in courtroom, based on an announcement launched by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.

“The family expresses the hope that this step will begin to lead to full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia.”

In 2016, Caruana Galizia broke a narrative a few string of secret Panama-based corporations tied to Maltese politicians on her weblog, together with allegations of corruption in opposition to the spouse of Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (no relation to Vincent Muscat). The couple have denied the allegations.

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