Jour­nal­ist kill charge

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

ONE of Malta’s wealth­i­est men, Yor­gen Fenech, has been charged over the car-bomb killing of anti-cor­rup­tion jour­nal­ist Daphne Caru­ana Gal­izia in 2017.

The charges against Fenech marked a mile­stone in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der of Caru­ana Gal­izia, a jour­nal­ist who in­ves­ti­gated and ex­posed cor­rup­tion.

Gal­izia, 53, was killed by a car bomb as she drove out of her home in Bid­nija, 11km from Valletta, just half an hour af­ter writ­ing a blog de­scrib­ing Prime Min­is­ter Josephine Mus­cat’s chief of staff Keith Schem­bri as “a crook”.

Fenech pleaded not guilty in a Valetta court to the charge of com­plic­ity to mur­der and to other charges re­lated to the case, in­clud­ing mem­ber­ship of a crim­i­nal gang, and con­spir­acy to cause an ex­plo­sion.

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