The Malta Independent 24 August 2017, Thursday

Court hears no weapons were licensed under Deniro Magri’s name

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 17:51 Last update: about 5 months ago

A police officer who was at the Hamrun Police station told the court that a search on the Police Weapons System had revealed that no firearms had been licensed under the name of Deniro Magri who stands charged with the murder of Sylvester Farrugia who died in Marsa back in February.

The police officer was called to testify in court this morning as court continued to hear the compilation of evidence against Magri.

Magistrate Aaron Bugeja heard the testimony of another police officer stationed at Ħamrun who, on February 12, had gone to Marsa shortly after 5am after being alerted about the discovery of the suspected murder.

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He recalled how the victim had been lying face up, close to his car with blood dripping from his mouth and some blood on his chest.

Once on site, the police tried to check for any form of identification while trying not to move the body. Some time later, an ambulance had certified that the man was dead, as confirmed today in court by Martin Tabone, the ambulance driver who that day drove the team to Simpson Street at around 5.30am.

The court also heard how members of the public had alerted the police's attention to a red jumper which was spotted under a parked car close by.

Mr Magri had allegedly shot at two men who were attempting to set fire to the door of his house in Marsa in the early hours of February 12, the court heard.

Lawyers Gianella DeMarco, Franco Debono and Marion Camilleri appeared for the accused. 

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