The court case against Bojan Cmelik on the murder of Hugo Chetcuti resumed this afternoon, as the prosecutor continues to compile evidence against Cmelik.
The very brief sitting consisted of reports by the court IT and telecommunications expert Martin Bajada and police officers Michelle Camilleri and Darren Debattista.
The case was adjourned to January 9 next year, and four doctors and three police constables are scheduled to take the witness stand. Reports by doctors describing how Chetcuti lost two litres of blood following the stabbing were heard in court last September.
Today’s sitting saw the same tightened security in the courtroom and the court’s corridors as during previous case sittings.
Chetcuti, a well-known Maltese entrepreneur, died in hospital last July after having been stabbed in Paceville by Cmelik, a Serbian national.The Serb was arrested in Sliema following a police chase. Police are investigating whether Cmelik was a hired hand in the murder.
Magistrate Marsanne Farrugia presided over the hearing, while Cmelik’s defence is lawyer Ishmael Psaila as legal aid and lawyer Joe Giglio is appearing parte civile for the victim’s family.
Inspector Nikolai Sant is prosecuting.