Melvin Theuma’s condition remains stable – police

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State witness Melvin Theuma’s condition remains stable as he continues receiving treatment at the Intensive Therapy Unit at Mater Dei Hospital, the police said.

Theuma, the self-confessed middleman in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, was critically injured after sustaining wounds to his neck, abdomen and wrist on Tuesday night. The police have said that his injuries appear to be self-inflicted.

The police were alerted that Theuma was not responding to calls made by his lawyer, leading one of the officers stationed outside the apartment block he lived in to check on him.

The incident happened on the eve of the continuation of the compilation of evidence against businessman Yorgen Fenech – who was charged with ordering the murder on the strength of Theuma’s evidence. Theuma was set to be cross-examined during Wednesday’s sitting.