Three charged in Malta murder

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VALLETTA (Reuters) – A magistrate on Tuesday charged three men with murder over a car bomb that killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, court officials said. Caruana Galizia died when her car was blown up as she drove out of her home on October 16. All three pleaded not guilty. The men were named as Vince Muscat and brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio. It was not clear whether police thought they had acted on their own or they were hitmen. Police arrested 10 men on Monday in connection with their investigation. The other seven were released on bail. Maltese media said investigators had homed in on the suspects following telephone intercepts that included the call from a mobile phone which triggered the car bomb.

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