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16 July 2019The Maltese Prosecutor General formalized the charges and asked for life sentences for the three alleged perpetrators of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galicia, the Maltese journalist killed with a car bomb on October 16, 2017. The three were arrested a couple of months later. The principals remain unknown. The Maltese government, disputed and considered complicit by the family, expressed satisfaction with a note in which it emphasized: "This is further proof of the dedication and good functioning of the institutions".

The family of Daphne Caruana Galizia in recent years has complained about the slowness with which the prosecution has proceeded with the formal indictment of the three men, arrested in December 2017 and accused of having manufactured, installed and detonated the device that killed the Journalist.

The three suspects, Alfred Degiorgio, George Degiorgio and Vince Muscat, were notified for trial. Investigations against the two brothers Degiorgio and Muscat
they started in December 2017, two months after Caruana Galicia died in the explosion of her car, in front of her home. According to Maltese law, the prosecution now has 20 months to fix the start date of the trial.