Degiorgio brothers denied bail again

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio who stand accused of murdering investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, along with Vince Muscat, have been refused bail by a criminal court. Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti delivered the decision in a decree on Monday, following a fresh application filed by brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio on July 10.READ: Men suspected of Caruana Galizia murder to stand trialREAD: Degiorgio brothers request denied by CourtThe compilation of evidence has now reached its final stages, with the two along with Vince Muscat being formally charged after the Attorney General filed a bill of indictment on 16 July.READ: Degiorgio brothers denied bail once againCaruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb just outside her home on 16 October 2017. The three men who stand accused of her murder were arrested on 5 December of that year.The Degiorgio brothers have filed various requests for bail, with each application being turned down. Their latest application was based on the fact that a bill of indictment against them has been issued against them.The applicants argued that their continued arrest was denying them the right to prepare their defence.The Attorney General objected to the request on the grounds of the nature and gravity of the crime, as well as the record and connections of the accused, among others.The Attorney General added that now not only was there the real risk of absconding, but the fear of tampering with evidence existed, since the accusations carry a possible life term.The prosecution said that investigations against third parties were still ongoing.Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti turned down the request for bail saying that the AG’s objection was at present “justified”, since investigations were ongoing.Read more:Aaron Bugeja to preside over the trial of Caruana Galizia’s murder trialDegiorgio brothers granted bail over money-laundering case; Will remain behind the barsDegiorgio brothers in fresh bail request; claim human rights breachWhatsApplast_img

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