Albanian National Daniel Muka is being arraigned for the first time in court today accused of the murder of Christian Pandolfino and his partner Ivor Maciejowski in Sliema. He is being charged alongside North Macedonian national Viktor Dragomanski while a third suspect was apprehended in Cadiz, Spain in a joint operation between the Maltese and Spanish police.
Reports in the media cite police and Interpol following up on CCTV footage from the crime scene showed three men entering their house and exiting just four minutes later. The victims were found gunned down.
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Magistrate Lia orders the prosecution to summon the witnesses on Thursday so that the court could confirm if there is prima facie evidence.
Today's court sitting ends here. The next sitting will be held this Thursday at 11:30 am.
The prosecution did not present any witnesses today.
We are back in session. Magistrate Lia re-entered the courtroom.
The lawyers have re-entered the courtroom.
The 25-year-old man was born in Tirana, Albania. He resides in Floriana, where he was arrested.
Lawyer Bianco has asked for a few minutes to speak to his client.
Magistrate Lia exited the courtroom.
Magistrate Nadine Lia is consulting with the defence and parte civile lawyers.
Lawyer Noel Bianco is appearing for the accused.
Lawyers Dr Joe Giglio and Roberta Bonello are appearing for the families of the victims.
He was remanded in custody after he was arraigned in court before Duty Magistrate Nadine Lia.
The man pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.
Muka, 25-year-old, during the last court sitting, was charged with the double murder of Christian Pandolfino and Ivor Maciejowski.
Magistrate Nadine Lia has entered the courtroom.
The accused, Daniel Muka is present inside the courtroom.
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