Żebbiegħ murder: Accused granted bail on ninth attempt
Kenneth Gafa, 39, of Marsa, who stands charged with the fatal shooting of his former partner outside Żebbiegħ (Mgarr) two years ago, was granted bail today.
It was his ninth request for bail.
Mr Gafa has been under preventative arrest since December 2010 after he was charged with the murder of Christine Sammut, who was shot in the neck and chest, in Żebbiegħ while she was in the driver’s seat of a van.
Two spent shotgun cartridges were found on the ground, one next to the driver’s door and the other close to the bonnet.
Previous requests for bail were turned down as the prosecution argued that he was a high-risk individual especially because he had nothing to keep him tied down to Malta.
Bail was today granted against a deposit of €15,000 and a personal guarantee of €25,000.