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Court hears more evidence on Hungarian woman's murder

Yvette Gajda.

Yvette Gajda.

A court this morning continued to hear more evidence on the immediate aftermath of the killing of a Hungarian woman, 38-year-old Yvette Gajda, in a St Paul’s Bay flat earlier this year.

Her partner, Laszlo Nandor Marton 57, has been accused of the murder, having allegedly stabbed her 60 times.

Taking the witness stand, Dr Mary Rose Cassar, testified that she had examined the accused at the emergency department  of Mater Dei Hospital.

They had  a language problem and did not give his name.

He had nine stab wounds to his left side of his chest. In a CT scan it was also revealed that he had internal bleeding. He was stable and kept at hospital for observation

Police Sergeant Alistair Xuereb, who went to the scene of the stabbing, said  the accused and victim were both on the floor in a pool of blood.   The accused had his right arm on the victim. The corridor walls had two dragged hand .

In hospital, the accused had asked a police  inspector whether an admission of murder  would yield a  lesser sentence. The inspector told him that it would be the judge to decide.

The accused said that the fight had started during an argument. She grabbed a pair of scissors that was on a table near a  computer and began hitting him with it. He grabbed the scissors from her. He had told the police that one of the stab wounds he had suffered  was delivered by the victim and the rest were self-inflicted.

The accused has been placed under a bill of indictment.

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