Man accused of Daphne’s murder objects to prison conditions

Jesmond Vassallo

George Degiorgio, one of the three men accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia, submitted a judicial letter against the prison Director alleging that he is the victim of inhumane and degrading treatment.

Degiorgio’s lawyer said that the his client has had unbearable shoulder pain for months. In November, the Director told the Court that he would schedule an appointment for the accused at a private clinic. Degiorgio was also going to pay the expenses.

The Lawyer said that the only steps taken were that the accused was given painkillers which served to only temporarily numb the pain. He said this doesn’t conform with the level of medical attention Degiorgio needs. He also argued that the Director was being passive about the whole thing, which amounts to inhumane and degrading treatment.