Journalist kill charge
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.