Caro­line Ma­gri’s throat was cut from one side to the other, in­spec­tor tells court

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

An in­spec­tor tes­ti­fy­ing in the case against 33-year-old Djib­ril Gan­iou, the To­golese man who was ar­rested by the po­lice over the death of his part­ner, 41-year-old Caro­line Ma­gri, said that he saw that Mrs Ma­gri’s throat was cut from one side to the other.

Caro­line Ma­gri was found dead in an apart­ment in Ta’ Giorni last Septem­ber. Gan­iou is be­ing charged with her mur­der.

In­spec­tor Matthew Spag­nol told the court yes­ter­day that he had re­ceived a call from a sergeant in­form­ing him about the mur­der. He went on site and saw the woman ly­ing across a bed, with her throat slashed.

He ex­plained that three family mem­bers had also come on site. An­other sergeant told him that the ac­cused, to­gether with Mrs Ma­gri, would go to the de­pot and sign the bail book to­gether, due to a pend­ing case.

The court heard how in the past, both the ac­cused and the vic­tim were to­gether brought be­fore the courts re­gard­ing a fight in Flo­ri­ana in­volv­ing two other African na­tion­als. In ad­di­tion, the court also heard how the ac­cused was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber 2015 fol­low­ing a re­port by Mrs Ma­gri.

A slight con­fu­sion oc­curred in the courts as the case was about to start, when the mag­is­trate was in­formed that the ac­cused’s lawyer, Gian­nella de Marco, stopped rep­re­sent­ing him and was not present as he did not pay his le­gal fees. As such, le­gal aid at­tor­ney Joseph El­lis was ap­pointed to his de­fence.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Melita also pre­sented a doc­u­men­ta­tion re­gard­ing calls made, etc, from his mo­bile phone.

In­spec­tor Keith Ar­naud prose­cut­ing and the case is be­ing heard be­fore Mag­is­trate ClaireLouise Stafrace.

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