Santa Venera Murder: father cries in court; relatives console him

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Shannon Mak’s father started crying in Court as the compilation of the case of against the 23-year-old Dutch national accused of murdering his daughter continued.

30-year-old Shannon was murdered and found in the street in Santa Venera on the 3rd of August of 2018.

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When Dr Jonathan Joslin, the emergency doctor who went on the site where the body was discovered, took to the witness stand, he reported what he had seen on the scene, and it was at that point that the father starting sobbing with relatives gathering around him trying to console him.

Dr Joslin described the horrific scene that he found in Triq il-Mastrudaxxi with the young woman lying on the ground half propped against the wall in between a parked car and a garden wall. He explained that her fingerprints on the garden wall prove that the victim had scrambled over the wall after she was stabbed, and then she died. The doctor also confirmed that after it was confirmed that the woman was clinically dead, the case was passed to the forensic experts.

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Two Police officials also testified during the hearing. They chronicled how it was the building’s caretaker that gave then the key to access the flat in Triq l-Istampaturi, which stands at just a few metres from where the victim was found. They explained that when they went into the converted garage, they found the suspect half asleep on the sofa. They also said that when they were arresting him, he stayed emotionless, calm and did not resist or ask any questions.

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The Court presided by Magistrate Simone Grech has been adjourned to June.