Tag: Murder Trial
In a decree delivered by Magistrate Nadine Lia, the court declared that there is sufficient evidence for the two 18-year-olds of Ħal Kirkop to be indicted.
Zeki Demir, a local technician who worked for the consulate, was giving evidence on the first day of the trial in absentia of 20 Saudi officials over Khashoggi's killing, which sparked global outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
The trial by jury which is now in its fifth day, saw medico-legal expert Mario Scerri, Professor Safraz Ali, Professor Maria Therese Camilleri Podesta, DNA expert Dr Marisa Cassar, and forensic scientist Roderick Sammut taking the witness stand on Monday.
An eyewitness told the court that she had spotted a man clutching his stomach and crying for help. The witness said that first she had heard the sound of screeching brakes followed by a blaring horn. From her apartment she could hear the man cry for help. The woman had then called the police. She had seen the victim collapse to the floor.
The stabbing took place on 29 March 2017 on Triq Tumas Fenech, when the victim and his alleged aggressor had met to settle a drugs debt. The victim had allegedly called for help saying that he was stabbed by "il-Vojt".
A judge has postponed a murder trial after being told that the list of potential jurors had not been published in the Government Gazette,...