The Malta Independent 19 May 2022, Thursday

Court turns down bail request by man accused of Sliema double murder

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 12:09 Last update: about 5 months ago

A court has turned down a request for bail by a man awaiting trial over the 2020 Sliema double murder.

Victor Dragomanski, 38, is one three men accused of the murder of Christian Pandolfino and Ivor Maciejowski, who were shot dead inside their Sliema townhouse.

The other two are Daniel Muka and Jesper Kristiansen.

Mr Justice Aaron Bugeja decreed that Dragomanski does not satisfy the conditions to be released from preventive arrest.

Besides the double murder, Dragomanski is also accused of theft, being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and theft of a car and two sets of number plates. He faces life imprisonment if convicted.

The court heard how an individual, whose name cannot be published by court order, has offered to give the accused a job and a place to live.

But the court agreed with the advice given by the Office of the Attorney General that Dragomanski, who has few ties to Malta, is a flight risk.

The court said the accused could not give sufficient guarantees that he would adhere to bail conditions or that he would not try to flee the country.

Dragomanski was represented by lawyers Franco Debono and Francesca Zarb.

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