Attorney Marc Sant told CNN, “There was a plea … the agreement is 15 years in prison.” Muscat will also be subject to financial sanctions, he said.
True noted that he does not represent the two other suspects charged with murder, brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, but he told CNN that they continue to plead guilty.
CNN reached out to the Malta Court of Criminal Appeal for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.
Caruana Galizia, 53, was a leading anti-corruption journalist from Malta who was killed in a car bomb near her home in 2017. Her family says she was “murdered” because of her work to uncover alleged corruption in the Maltese government .
“A person who has admitted his involvement in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia has denied her
her right to life and has denied her her right to enjoy her family, including her grandchildren, who were born after she was killed, “said the lawyer representing Caruana Galizia’s family in court, according to a statement released by the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation .
“The family expresses the hope that this move will begin to lead to full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia.”