Magistrate says compilation of evidence into Lassana Cisse’s murder taking too long

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The compilation of evidence in the murder of Lassana Cisse continued today.

Cisse Souleymane, 42, was killed on the 6th of April 2019 when he was walking towards the Ħal Far open centre. Two people who back then were members of the Armed Forces of Malta are accused of murdering the father of two.

Lorin Scicluna, 22, and Francesco Fenech,21, are also being charged with attempted murder after they allegedly shot two other black men in the same street. The two men survived.

10:05 Thank you for following us.
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10:05 Today's court sitting ends here.
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10:03 The Magistrate has warned the prosecution to inform the court if it has no witnesses on the scheduled dates.
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10:03 The lawyers have agreed to these dates.
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10:02 The Magistrate is suggesting the 22nd of October at 9:30 am, the 30th of October at 9:30 am and another sitting on the 6th of December at 9:30 am.
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10:01 Magistrate Farrugia said that he will schedule 3 sittings for this case as it is taking too long.
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10:01 Magistrate Farrugia said that the prosecution has no other witnesses.
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10:00 The migrant was operated in his left shoulder.
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09:57 Giordimania said that the migrant had to undergo an operation on the 4th of February.
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09:55 He had assisted a migrant, May Malini, who was taken to Mater Dei Hospital when the migrant was hit by a car on the 2nd of February 2019.
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09:55 He is a medical expert who works at Mater Dei Hospital.
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09:53 Mr Ryan Giordimania takes the witness stand.
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09:44 Lawyers Giannella DeMarco and Stephen Tonna Lowell are defence counsel to Francesco Fenech.
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09:43 Lawyers Franco Debono, Kris Busietta and Julian Farrugia are defence counsel to Lorin Scicluna.
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09:41 Dr Farrugia is presenting the court with the transcriptions of the statements given by the accused.
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09:40 Dr Joanne Farrugia takes the stand.
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09:40 The accused are present inside the courtroom.
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09:39 Magistrate Ian Farrugia is present inside the courtroom
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09:39 We are live from courtroom 8.
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09:39 Good morning and welcome to this live blog.
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