These are the headlines from Malta’s newspaper front-pages.
The Malta Independent reports that Joseph Bonnici from Għaxaq admitted to police that he had killed his mother and sister and hid their bodies before filing a missing person report with the police last week.
The Times follows Bonnici’s arraignment in court where, through his lawyer Franco Debono, he pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Magistrate Rachel Bonello informing him that he is facing a life sentence.
L-Orizzont says that Bonnici, 39, who looked composed in the dock, I being charged with carrying an illegal firearm, manufacturing a silencer, shooting in an area of residence, hiding the cadavers, and filing a false police report.
The Malta Independent speaks to the executive director of the Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, Ahmed Bugre, who says that politicians are aware of the ‘fear and prejudice’ among Maltese towards migrants.
The Times says that a police report filed by Opposition Leader Adrian Delia to investigate falsified signatures concerned a shelf company owned by the Bajada family, then clients of Delia’s law firm.
L-Orizzont quotes Prime Minister Joseph Muscat who, at a political event on Freedom Day said that racism betrays the entire concept that makes us free. Muscat warned against allowing extremist views to dominate public discourse.
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