Roderick Grech’s murder case postponed indefinitely

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The trial against the man accused of the murder of Roderick Grech has been postponed indefinitely. This as the lawyers representing  the victim’s family, that is Franco Debono, Amadeus Cachia and Marion Camilleri argued that the members of the jury could be prejudiced following reports in the media and technical errors.

The case against the Etienne Bartolo also known as l-Vojt was expected to continue on Wednesday. The trial by jury had to start on Monday however the list of the members of the jury was not as yet published din the Government Gazette. The list was published on Tuesday.

Murder trial postponed after juror lists not published until today

Amadeus Cachia informed Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera that there will be an appeal to the decision taken by the First Hall within the Civil Court. This means that the jury cannot progress until the appeal is decided.

Judge Scerri Herrera said that she has no alternative other than to postpone the trial indefinitely.

Edward Gatt and Mark Vassallo who are legal counsels to Etienne Bartolo criticised the behaviour of their counterparts for the parte civile. This as the latter party cancelled the trial on the eve of the selection of the members of the jury.

Kevin Valletta and Maria Francesca Spiteri are representing the Office of the Attorney general in Court.

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