“You can rest in peace now, Mum…he got what he deserved” – daughter of Kenneth Gafa’s victim
“Mum, today the day we have been waiting for has finally arrived. My dear…it’s over and at last you can rest in peace. He got what he deserved and we were all there for you.”
This was the first reaction yesterday by Caricia Sammut, the daughter of Kenneth Gafa’s victim, shortly after he was sentenced to 35 years in prison after he admitted to killing her mother Christina five years ago at Mgarr.
Christina Sammut was killed by two gunshots on 11 December 2010 while she was waiting in a van at Żebbiegħ, limits of Mgarr. The Police found the wounded woman in the van which she used to use for her business selling hair products to shops. She died shortly afterwards in the hospital.
On her Facebook profile, Caricia said that her uncle James and her aunt Sue have always been there for her. She said he was the first one who went to Court , “he always fought for you and always took care of us..I love you so much. Thank you for being there with us today, at last it’s over and we will never lay eyes on him again,”
James Sammut, the victim’s brother, reacting to the verdict, said he went on his sister’s grave and told her she could now rest in peace. “Sis, I was always there for you, appearing in court, and finally today justice has been served. Rest now my dear. I miss you every day. Thank you for being there for us,” wrote James. As the sentence was being read out, a commotion broke out in court when he appeared to lunge at his sister’s murderer.