Update 3: Qalet Marku murder - victim was awaiting trial

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at Qalet Marku, Bahar ic-Caghaq, with a shot in the head.

He was Josef Grech, known as Il-Yo Yo, who was awaiting trial for association in  the attempted murder of Patricia Attard, who allegedly was to have been thrown from the cliffs at L-Ahrax in Mellieha. She was later found shot dead.

Another man was convicted of association in the shooting of the woman.

Informed sources said that Grech, 41 of Balzan, was found in a pool of blood, indicating that he was shot on site. However, investigators fear he was also beaten up somewhere else before being taken there.

He had severe injuries to his head, face and other parts of his body.

The partly-naked corpse was found just before 4am by a hunter, not far from the site where lawyer Margaret Mifsud was found dead in her car some months ago.

Senior police officers from the Homicide Squad were on the scene. 

An inquiry is being held by Magistrate Miriam Hayman.

See also here.



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