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Suspect in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder pleads guilty

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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FILE This April 4, 2016 file photo shows Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb in Malta on Oct. 16, 2017. Three men have been ordered to stand trial in the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bombing Oct. 16. A magistrate ruled Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 that evidence presented during a preliminary hearing supported murder charges against brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio and Vincent Muscat. (AP Photo/Jon Borg, File)

Vincent Muscat, one of the three suspects accused of the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, has pleaded guilty, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.

(CNN)Vincent Muscat, one of the three suspects accused of the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, has pleaded guilty to murder, according to his lawyer.

Sant noted that he does not represent the two other suspects charged with murder, brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, but he told CNN they continue to plead not guilty.

Caruana Galizia, 53, was a leading anti-corruption journalist from Malta who was killed in a car bombing near her home in 2017.

"A person who has admitted his involvement in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia has denied her

her right to life and has denied her her right to enjoy her family, including her grandchildren who were born after she was killed," said the lawyer representing Caruana Galizia's family in court, according to a statement released by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.

"The family expresses the hope that this step will begin to lead to full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia. "

In 2016, Caruana Galizia broke a story about a string of secret Panama-based companies tied to Maltese politicians on her blog, including allegations of corruption against the wife of Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (no relation to Vincent Muscat).

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