The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday

Man remanded in custody after injuring wife in the eye

Friday, 22 February 2019, 13:44 Last update: about 4 months ago

A man who caused grievously injured his wife in the eye in a domestic argument has been remanded in custody this morning.

Police Inspector Hubert Cini arraigned the 65 year-old man from Zabbar before magistrate Audrey Demicoli, accusing him of having grievously injured the woman, attacking her, as well as threatening and insulting her.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon at the Paola playground. The woman is understood to still be in hospital after suffering severe eye injuries, allegedly caused by a blow dealt by the accused.

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The man was also charged with recidivism. A protection order was requested by the police.

The man’s legal representative, lawyer Kenneth Camilleri entered a plea of not guilty. Bail was denied. A protection order was also issued in favour of the woman.

The court ordered a ban on the publication of the names of the accused and the alleged victim.

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