Maltese Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Wife Over €40,000

A Maltese man arrested for threatening to kill his wife unless she handed over €40,000, highlighting the urgent need for robust legal protections against domestic violence.

Nimrah Khatoon
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Maltese Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Wife Over €40,000

Maltese Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Wife Over €40,000

A 52-year-old man from Naxxar, Malta, has been arrested and charged after allegedly threatening to kill his wife unless she handed over €40,000 that she was keeping in a safe at home. The incident occurred when the wife returned home from work, and the husband emerged from the garage, demanding the money. He threatened to kill her if she didn't comply.

The wife later filed a report with the police Domestic Violence Unit, stating that she feared for her safety as her husband possessed two firearms. An arrest warrant was issued, and the weapons were seized. The man was charged with causing his alleged victim to fear violence, as well as insulting and threatening her. He pleaded not guilty, but the court granted him bail on the condition that he stay away from the couple's home and that adequate measures be taken to ensure the wife's protection. The court also issued a protection order in favor of the alleged victim.

Why this matters: Domestic violence remains a serious issue in many countries, with victims often facing threats, intimidation, and physical harm from their partners. Cases like this highlight the importance of robust legal protections and support services for victims of domestic abuse.

In a similar case, a 53-year-old resident of Naxxar was charged with intimidation and threats against his wife after she alleged that he demanded access to €40,000 kept in their safe and threatened her life if she did not comply. The wife had sought refuge in the Domestic Violence Unit, and the police later apprehended the defendant and confiscated his two firearms for safety measures.

The defendant's lawyers entered a plea of not guilty and petitioned for bail, which was granted with conditions, including a €1,000 deposit, a €4,000 personal guarantee, and a requirement to register thrice weekly in a bail book. The defendant was also prohibited from any communication or proximity to the alleged victim or her relatives. The court order also withheld the identities of both the defendant and the complainant from public disclosure.

These cases underscore the ongoing problem of domestic violence and the need for strong legal measures to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable. As the legal proceedings move forward, it is crucial that the alleged victims receive the necessary support and protection to ensure their safety and well-being.

Key Takeaways

  • 52-year-old Maltese man arrested for threatening to kill wife over €40,000
  • Wife filed report, police seized husband's firearms, granted her protection order
  • Husband pleaded not guilty, granted bail with conditions to stay away from wife
  • Similar case: 53-year-old Maltese man charged for threatening wife over €40,000
  • Domestic violence remains a serious issue, highlighting need for legal protections