Daphne’s Assassination: Body was only identified after DNA analysis

Jesmond Vassallo

The court heard on Thursday morning how the body of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was only identified after DNA analysis. Forensic expert Mario Scerri described what he saw when he arrived on the scene and how the body of the victim was “beyond recognition”.

The compilation of evidence against the three men accused of murdering journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continued this morning. The court had postponed the hearing on Tuesday after none of the prosecution’s witness were able to make it to the hearing on the day.

Scerri described the scene on the day of Caruana Galizia’s murder. In his witness he said that body parts were scattered in the road.

In total eight witnesses took the stand today. The case will now continue on 3 September.

Three men stand accused with the journalist’s murder; George Degiorgio (iċ-Ċiniż) and his brother Alfred Degiorgio (il-Fulu) and Vince Muscat (il-Koħħu).

Full report available in Maltese.