Vince Muscat, one of three men accused of the car bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by the Court, Madam Justice Edwina Grima presiding, after earlier admitting to his involvement in the murder.
Last week Muscat, also known as il-Koħħu, withdrew his appeal from a court sentence that had turned down his pleas regarding judicial proceedings against him.
Today’s unexpected admission came during the hearing of the case against Muscat and the Degiorgio brothers early this afternoon, with the Attorney General requesting that from this stage onward, Muscat’s case be treated separately from that of the other two accused.
When the sentence was handed down this afternoon, the Caruana Galizia family re-entered Courtroom 22 together with the media and the Prosecution team. Muscat again stood in the dock, surrounded by a heavy security presence.
Besides the effective 15-year sentence, Muscat was also fined 42,000 euro.
Meanwhile, in another development, the Police have arrested three men suspected of having supplied the bomb to Muscat and the Degiorgio brothers.
More details to follow.
Arrests of three men suspected of supplying bomb which killed Daphne Caruana Galizia