Sib­lings of man ac­cused of killing mother, aunt de­cline to tes­tify

Malta Independent - - News -

The two sib­lings of a man ac­cused of mur­der­ing his mother and aunt have de­clined to tes­tify in crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings against him.

The com­pi­la­tion of ev­i­dence against Kevin Mi­callef, who stands ac­cused of the mur­der of both his mother and el­derly aunt, con­tin­ued be­fore mag­is­trate Mon­ica Vella yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. Mi­callef is ac­cused of knif­ing the two women, both in their 70s, to death at their home in Gharghur. The ac­cused had told po­lice that the women would in­ter­fere in his re­la­tion­ships and had been putting sub­stances in his cof­fee to make him tired in the days lead­ing up to the dou­ble mur­der.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, the ac­cused’s sis­ter took the wit­ness stand. She de­clared that she did not wish to tes­tify as the ac­cused was her brother, af­ter the court ex­plained to her that she could not be com­pelled to tes­tify against a sib­ling. The same hap­pened with the ac­cused’s brother.

The court put the case off for 21 Novem­ber.

Lawyer Fran­cois Dalli is ap­pear­ing for the ac­cused. In­spec­tors Kurt Zahra and El­ton Taliana are pros­e­cut­ing.

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