The retired Inspector reports about a past murder – including Christian comparisons

(Excerpts from a Mlatese Newspaper):

A retired police inspector this morning described to the court the scene of the murder six years ago of X, who was shot as he came out of church with his partner Y and her two children.

The Inspector said that when he went on the scene of the crime he saw X on the ground with an impressive wound in his buttocks – “there was a gaping hole, his trousers were torn and blood was streaming out of him and onto the road. “I was impressed by the wound… I get goose bumps just remembering the scene,” he said.

The inspector told the court that on the day, X “looked like Our Lady of Sorrows”.

ImageHer young daughter was lying on a blanket and was surrounded by people while her son looked more composed.

Y told him that her former husband had shot X and then told her it was her fault, the retired inspector said. Is this a clear case of jealousy?

The case continues.


Police Constables K and L recounted in court today how they had found X a few hours after the fatal shooting took place. While on patrol, they were informed that there had been a murder and that the suspect may be in the area. When they arrived near the parish church they saw a man who fit the description given to them. One of the constables got out of the police car and asked the man to identify himself.

The man said his name was Mar bil fjuri (he went with flowers). (…) He was then arrested.

This same man explained at court today that he had told them his name was Mar bil frott (he went with fruit) because he was giving them a clue to his name – Martin – which when broken down into syllables Mar-tin and translated into Maltese meant “he went” and “figs”, which was a fruit. 2091014-031But did he not say his name was “he went with flowers” and not “he went with fruit/ regardless of the fruit?/”

The case continues.

– almost correct copy from newspaper

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