It’s going to be a busy day in court for anyone associated with the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case, with Yorgen Fenech’s constitutional case and his bail hearing taking place today in two separate sittings.
At 11am, Yorgen Fenech’s constitutional case to get Chief Homicide Inspector Keith Arnaud removed from the investigation continues after months without a sitting.
Questions surrounding the police and Arnaud’s role in the investigation remain. Arnaud has admitted to regular updating former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his chief of staff Keith Schembri on the case during unprecedented official meetings. However, he denies any wrongdoing.
Arnaud’s predecessor, Silvio Valletta, and former boss Lawrence Cutajar were also allegedly leaking sensitive information on the case.
Arnaud has also confirmed that the police are yet to locate Keith Schembri’s ‘lost phone’ and that he had no idea about Schembri and Fenech’s close relationship when sharing crucial information about the case.
At 12.30pm, Fenech will back to the magistrate’s court over a bail request submit during yesterday’s sitting.
It is expected to focus solely on the bail request, with Matthew Caruana Galizia’s testimony pushed to another date.