Murder and corruption in Malta: A key witness and his alleged suicide attempt

How likely is it that someone in suicide intent stands out in the own neck, in the kidney area and into the wrist? With such injuries, the taxi driver and a for

Murder and corruption in Malta: A key witness and his alleged suicide attempt

How likely is it that someone in suicide intent stands out in the own neck, in the kidney area and into the wrist? With such injuries, the taxi driver and a former loan shark, Melvin Theuma late on Tuesday evening, was found in his apartment in a suburb of the Maltese capital city of Valletta. After an emergency surgery Theumas condition from the attending Doctors had been in the Morning, classified as critical, reported local media on Wednesday. From police circles, it was said that the officers on the scene were Convinced it was a suicide attempt.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

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Theuma key witness in the court proceedings for the investigation of the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia from the 16. October 2017. Immediately after his arrest in early November on suspicion of involvement in the murder, Theuma had indicated to the investigating authorities that he was ready to "unpack", if it is granted in return for an Amnesty for its various crimes. The application Theumas had supported the then Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and President George Vella granted the leniency the Criminal indulgence. Theuma has since lived under police protection. A patrol car is available day and night in front of the house in which his apartment is located.

silence of The alleged killers

With the statements Theumas the years to stick with our investigation into the murder of the famous journalist of Malta seemed to be incorporated finally travel. Theuma said the murder of Caruana Galizia, the influence of the business man Yorgen Fenech rich in order. His own task was to find a reliable Killer for the kill, and pass the "blood money" in the amount of 350,000 euros, reported Theuma. The three hired killers completed request, in accordance with the order, with a car bomb. The alleged contract killers were able to be in December 2017, was detained. You wait since then, proceedings in the remand on the main. Not to mention the accusations of you.

Shortly after the sensational revelations Theumas Yorgen Fenech, who comes from a long-established and well-networked Maltese family of entrepreneurs, was arrested in the port of Valletta in the attempt to escape at dawn with his luxury yacht. Fenech denies the allegations and accuses instead, Muscat's former Cabinet chief Keith Schembri, the murder of the 53-year-old journalist in order given. Then Schembri was arrested, but was allowed after two days of detention back home. The Fenech charges against him rejects Schembri as an attempt of his own fault to distract from his government office Schembri resigned but.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 13:20

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