DeGiorgio brothers denied bail once again

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Release against bail has been once again denied to Alfred and George DeGiorgio, the two brothers who are amongst the accused for the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Judge Edwina Grima decreed that the DeGiorgio brothers should be remanded in custody as their release might prejudice the case against them and disrupt the public order.

Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed on the 16th of October of 2017 when a bomb placed in her car exploded whilst she was driving. Alfred DeGiorgio, George DeGiorgio and Vince Muscat have been accused of committing the assassination.

The DeGiorgios’ defence lawyer said that since the compilation process is at an advanced stage and the majority of the witness have already taken to the stand, the law does not just provide any justification for their arrest. He added that during other legal procedures they have been granted bail which is a clear indication that they may be trusted.

The Assistant Attorney General present in Court said that apart from the gravity of the case, the magisterial inquest has still not been concluded and the release on bail of the two brothers might affect third parties that are involved in the assassination case.