Politician released in probe of Maltese reporter’s murder

A protester holds up a picture of murdered reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia on the second day of a demonstration outside Malta's prime minister's office in Valletta, Malta, early Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 Maltese police arrested Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri for questioning as a person of interest in the murder of the journalist.

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese prosecutors have charged a prominent local businessman as an accomplice in the 2017 car bombing killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The defendant, Yorgen Fenech, a businessman, pleaded innocent Saturday night to that charge and to another charge of being an accomplice to the bombing. The reporter’s family has alleged that Fenech has ties to close associates of the Maltese prime minister.

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