Viktor Dragomanski has been named as the second suspect arrested in connection to the Sliema double homicide case, TVM reported.
TVM sources say the Northen Macedonian worked as a security officer for a private company and recently for a Paceville establishment.
Dragomanski was arrested late Wednesday evening after an attempted rooftop escape from a Gżira hotel, where he was hiding.
It is unclear if prime suspect Daniel Muka’s interrogations in the last two days tipped off police to Dragomanski’s involvement and whereabouts.
Muka, an Albanian 25-year-old with a history of violent crime, was arrested on Tuesday after a dramatic raid of a Floriana hideout. CCTV footage shown in court today showed the killers’ faces and led police to identify Muka within several days.
He is the suspected mastermind behind the shocking murder of couple Christian Pandolfino and Ivor Maciejowski.
The two avid art collectors who were shot dead in their home in a shocking four-minute operation last Tuesday.
But according to TVM sources, Muka insisted he was not the one who planned the murder but was commissioned to execute the crime.
In a court setting today, the Albanian national was charged with complicity in the murder and also attempting to extort or rob the men by force. Duka has also been charged on offences related to the stolen getaway car, the possession of a firearm, and breaching bail conditions.