Man charged with try­ing to burn his part­ner’s sis­ter alive re­leased on bail

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A man who stands ac­cused, to­gether with an ac­com­plice, of try­ing to burn his part­ner’s sis­ter alive in a car as she sat there with her son, has been re­leased on bail.

The at­tack took place last July in Triq il-Bere­bis, Zab­bar, when 27year-old Alvin Pul­li­cino is said to have am­bushed a car driven by his part­ner’s sis­ter and poured fuel on it, be­fore open­ing the car door and splash­ing the ac­cel­er­ant on the woman. Af­ter both of the ve­hi­cle’s oc­cu­pants man­aged to get out of the car, the ac­cused is re­ported to have cor­nered the woman, wrapped a chain around her neck and threat­ened to set her alight with a lighter, but stopped short. Pul­li­cino has been in cus­tody since then.

In a de­cree handed down this af­ter­noon, Judge An­to­nio Mizzi, pre­sid­ing the Crim­i­nal Court, granted the man tem­po­rary re­lease from ar­rest against a de­posit of €10,000 and a per­sonal guar­an­tee of €50,000. He is also to sign a bail book ev­ery day and ob­serve a cur­few.

Lawyers Ish­mael Psaila and Al­fred Abela were de­fence coun­sel.

In­spec­tor Christa­bel Chet­cuti is pros­e­cut­ing.

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