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Melvin Theuma has been hospitalised after being found injured in his Swieqi home on Tuesday night, with the police reporting that he sustained stab wounds which appeared to be self-inflicted.
The police were alerted by Theuma’s lawyer Kathleen Grima after he failed to answer her calls. The police officer stationed outside his home entered inside, accompanied by Theuma’s wife, discovering Theuma lying injured.
Medical assistance was immediately sought, and Theuma was taken to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment.
The police stated that while their own investigations were ongoing, they have immediately requested the duty magistrate to carry out an inquiry.
Police officers have sought testimonies from Theuma’s neighbours, and a forensic team entered his home at around 11:30pm.
Theuma had been granted a presidential pardon to turn state’s evidence last December, when he was arrested over a money laundering charge. He admitted to being a middleman in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and his testimony has served to implicate then-Tumas Group CEO Yorgen Fenech, who stands accused of calling the murder.
Last week, a court ruled that the pardon is to be exhibited in Court, upholding a request made by Fenech’s defence team. Proceedings are set to continue on Wednesday morning.