Bursts into tears in Court after being accused of having stolen his sister’s jewels

Redeemer Cauchi, aged 24 from Marsa, was arraigned in Court charged with having stolen jewels off his sister. The sister had lodged a Police report after she discovered her jewels were missing.

With tears in his eyes the accused entered a plea of not guilty and requested bail.

His Defence Lawyer Dr Arthur Azzopardi said the young man suffers from drugs addiction. He said he was a good-natured young man but goes off the rails of his family when he takes drugs. He added that Cauchi is in employment and if he is handed a prison sentence he risks losing his job. If this happens it will lead to greater damage.

Magistrate Rachel Montebello said that Cauchi cannot continue to rely on his family forgiving him every time.

She accepted he be granted bail against a deposit of €400 and a personal guarantee of €3,000.