The young man suspected of murdering Paulina Dembska claimed he was a soldier from God working to rid the world of evil during police interrogation, Lovin Malta can reveal.
Well-informed sources have confirmed that the man, Abner Aquilina, a 20-year-old from Żejtun, had been receiving “orders from frequencies” he had been hearing in the weeks leading up to the murder.
Aquilina, who has a long history of mental illness, was soon seen to by doctors, who quickly suspended the interrogation and referred the man to Mount Carmel Hospital.
Dembska’s body was discovered on 2nd January at 6.30am. The national broadcaster, TVM, has claimed that there were signs of violence and sexual assault on Dembska’s body.
The man was arrested soon after in the Balluta area.
Just half an hour earlier, the man allegedly appeared at the Balluta Church, which is close to where Dembska was discovered. He reportedly approached the altar and caused a scene, overturning some seats.
Sources said that when a man approached him to usher him away, the suspect referred to what he had done with a woman moments before.
Investigations are underway. It is unclear when the man will be charged in court.
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