A key Maltese state witness involved in the Daphne Caruana Galizia case is recovering well just two weeks after he was badly injured in what is believed to have been a serious case of self-harm.
Melvin Theuma is reportedly holding entire conversations, including with his medical team at the ENT Ward in Mater Dei, even though his throat had been slashed and he was found in a pool of blood just weeks back.
His voice is still “croaky” and he is using a “low tone” to communicate, however, he is able to use his voice again, the Times of Malta reported.
He may soon be released from Mater Dei in light of his speedy recovery.
It was believed that Melvin Theuma’s injuries could set court proceedings into the 2017 murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia back by up to six months. However, he would have still been expected to testify, communicating via typing.
He had already been communicating to investigators by means of hand-written notes and gestures while in hospital.
The testimony of Theuma, believed to be a middleman who took secret recordings of various key individuals, including Yorgen Fenech, as they planned the assassination, is considered crucial in the case. Now that he is speaking again, it is expected that the court case will continue.