A cousin of JeanPaul Sofia, a 20-year-old who died when a Kordin construction site collapsed last month, teared up on TV as she revealed she revealed a tattoo of his nickname on her arm.
Kelly Scerri De Carlo described her cousin as a car aficionado who had a sticker of “Is-Sofia” stuck onto the windscreen of his car.
“At his funeral, his girlfriend distributed similar stickers and everyone stuck them on their car windscreens to pay tribute to him,” Kelly recounted on the TVM show Popolin. “His friends and I decided to get a tattoo of that sticker so that he could live on and with cars as he had loved.”
“We don’t know how long we have here, so please think of those you love and don’t take them for granted.”
Kelly and two other cousins – Kyle Scerri De Carlo and Maia Zammit – sat down to speak about Sofia’s life during the TVM discussion show.
She said JeanPaul was basically like her brother and that they used to go out every Saturday, often to Ta’ Qali for picnics.
“He was always with a smile, curls running, always seeing what we would invent to do I don’t ever have a memory of him being disappointed, always happy and content, he was a happy boy,” she said.
“No one deserves to die such a cruel death like this. All I hope for is for justice to be served,” Maia Zammit, who described him as being her twin, said.
Kyle recounted when he and JeanPaul had gone to Disneyland together.
“We were riding a rollercoaster in the dark and screaming. When I stopped screaming, he began worrying that something was wrong and that I had passed out. He had really loved me.”
Police have launched an investigation since the incident but have yet to charge anyone in court.
Nationalist MP Jerome Caruana Cilia has called for a public inquiry into the case, suggesting in Parliament that the authorities are trying to bury this case so as not to annoy certain “big shots” with access to power.
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