Melvin Theuma reportedly speaking again

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Melvin Theuma is reported to have started speaking again, two weeks after being hospitalised with critical injuries to his throat and other parts of his body that were determined to be self-inflicted.

Quoting multiple sources, the Times of Malta said that Theuma – a state witness in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case – is now able to hold conversations unaided.

Theuma had been found lying in a pool of blood in his apartment on the night of July 21, having sustained stab wounds in his throat and abdomen.

Amid rife speculation, the police ruled out foul play, and Theuma himself told an inquiring magistrate that the injuries were self-inflicted.

The injuries were critical, forcing Theuma to spend a number of days at Mater Dei Hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit. But as his condition improved, he was moved to the ENT Ward on 27 July.