Sliema double murder: suspect admits to theft, but not killings

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

One of the three suspects in the double murder that took place in a Sliema home last August admitted to police that he had stolen valuables, but insisted that he did not kill anyone.

Christian Pandolfino and Iwor Maciejowski were shot dead at their Locker Street residence on 18 August, and three suspects have been named. Two – 25-year-old Daniel Muka and 36-year-old Victor Dragomanski – have been arraigned, while the third, Jesper Kristiansen, is awaiting extradition.

The compilation of evidence against Muka, an Albanian national, continued on Thursday with the testimony of Inspector Colin Sheldon, who said that Muka chose to answer police questions during interrogation. He said that he had joined other foreign men – whose names he claimed to not know – to burgle the couple’s home.

In her own testimony, Sergeant Valerie Mifsud, from the Sliema police station, recounted she went on site after the station was called, and found Pandolfino’s sister begging to be allowed in. One of Pandolfino’s uncles was also present, and he explained that after hearing some shots, he heard cries coming in from the home.