The Malta Independent 16 December 2017, Saturday

AG refutes claims by Karin Grech’s family that evidence is missing

Friday, 24 November 2017, 17:05 Last update: about 21 days ago

The Attorney General's office has refuted claims made by the Karin Grech family, that evidence had gone missing, arguing that the claims are unfounded.

In a reply to a judicial protest by the Grech family, the AG and the Police Commissioner said that the documents which are referred to in the protest by the family are in the magistrate's custody.

The girl's father, former Labour MP Edwin Grech, his wife Pearl and son Kevin have filed a judicial protest against the Attorney General, Commissioner of Police and the Director General of Courts responsible for the disappearance of a crucial piece of evidence.

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Sources from the court had told this newsroom when the original protest was filed that preliminary investigations showed that no files were missing. 

The Grech family had argued the defendants were responsible for the lack of progress of the investigation. The family has been made aware that pieces of the envelope which had contained the explosive have gone missing from the courts. This evidence could have shed light on the crime, thanks to new techniques of forensic science developed in the 40 years since the murder.

The lawyers for the Grech family, Franco Debono and Amadeus Cachia, said the family had been told more than once by the police over the past year that the evidence could not be found.

The reply was signed by lawyer Antoine Agius Bonnici from the AG's office and Legal Procurator Heidi Testa. 

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