22 Jul 2020

Witness in Malta journalist murder trial found with knife wounds

International Editor

In Malta, there has been a new twist in the trial of the men accused of murdering investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

A key witness is in a critical condition in hospital after being found at home late last night with knife injuries.

Melvin Theuma, a former taxi driver, was granted a presidential pardon and a round-the-clock guard for evidence about the car bomb murder which led to the arrest of the top Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech.

Police said that Theuma, who should have appeared in court today, had tried to take his own life.