A lawyer representing Alfred Degiorgio insisted on Wednesday that his client would suffer irremediable prejudice if he was sent to trial for the murd
Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement

Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement

Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement

Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement

Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement

Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement
Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement
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A man accused of murdering Daphne Caruana Galizia says public comments prejudice his case.

A lawyer representing Alfred Degiorgio insisted on Wednesday that his client would suffer irremediable prejudice if he was sent to trial for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia while being targeted by a non-stop media bombardment. The argument was made by lawyer William Cuschieri as the First Hall, Civil Court in its constitutional jurisdiction started to consider an application filed last week where Degiorgio claimed that his presumption of innocence was being breached by a virulent press campaign as well as statements by public figures and by certain court pronouncements. He requested a remedy, including a postponement of the trial. Alfred Degiorgio and his brother George have been under arrest since December 2017 and are awaiting trial for the car bomb murder which took place in October 2017.  Cuschieri said that ever since their arrest the Degiorgios had undergone trial by the media. Now Alfred Degiorgio was seeking an adequate remedy for the ‘irremediable prejudice’ to his presumption of innocence. Moreover, he was requesting postponement of any trial “in the near future” by way of an interim measure alongside his breach of rights claim. Cuschieri said the media...



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Alfred Degiorgio complains of 'media bombardment' as he seeks trial postponement