In an interrogation on Tuesday morning, one of the three suspects, Vincent Muscat, confessed to killing the journalist in October 2017.
Muscat was arrested with two others two months later, in December of the same year. He has since denied involvement in the killing until today’s interrogation.
According to Agence France-Presse, Muscat replied that he pleaded guilty by asking a direct question from the court. After his admission, Judge Edwina Grima said the allegations are serious and could have dire consequences for him:
– Grima said it was about murder and conspiracy, and it is possible that he will be sentenced to life in prison.
A suspected businessman
The murder of drilling journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia caused waves across the small Mediterranean island nation. Many business leaders and politicians were forced to resign or leave the public after the assassination.
Maltese businessman Jürgen Finch is suspected of ordering the murder of Caruana Galizia while working on revelations about the Finnish company and the Maltese government.
In December 2019, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who had nothing to do with Vincent Muscat who was now recognized, was forced to resign after major protests.
The protesters claimed, among other things, that the government had not done enough to address the corruption that Caruana Galizia, among others, had drawn attention to.