The Maltese police have identified between three and five men who are suspected to be linked with the commissioning of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, The Sunday Times of Malta has reported today.
Foreign investigators who spoke to the newspaper on condition of anonymity said the suspects have been identified but that opinion differs among the Maltese police as to whether the evidence against them is rock solid enough to secure a prosecution and eventual conviction.
“We believe there is the basis to move ahead with the arrest and interrogation of certain individuals and we are working with the Maltese police to understand what is holding them back,” the source said.
The report comes three months after the Sunday Times reported that they have identified a group of “more than two” Maltese nationals who could have masterminded the murder of Caruana Galizia in October 2017.
Three men, brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat, have already charged with the murder, with investigators uncovering evidence that they had placed the bomb under the journalist’s car and triggered it from a boat at sea. All three men are pleading not guilty but have repeatedly been denied bail.
Cover photo: Daphne Caruana Galizia was commemorated at the Great Siege Monument last night in a vigil marking the 16th month since her assassination. Photo: Occupy Justice