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20 years jail time for man accused in ‘satanic’ abuse case

 - Local - Jan 14 SHARE ON:
20 years jail time for man accused in ‘satanic’ abuse case

The 22-year-old man accused of raping his girlfriend’s mother and claiming it was demonic possession has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty. 

Apart from jail time, the accused must pay €8,000 in court expenses as well as have is name listed in the sexual offender’s register. 

Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera said that she was convinced the accused, and not demonic forces, was behind the ‘macabre’ case. 

The man was also found guilty of forcing the mother to rape a relative and engage in sexual acts, all aggravated by the fact that the victim was a vulnerable person. 

The case refers to one which occurred in 2019 in Marsaskala wherein the accused, who was at the 18 at the time and with a clean criminal record, lived with his girlfriend. 

The mother testified how she heard voices giving her satanic orders such as using a broomstick to carry out sexual acts with a relative and engage in other forms of physical abuse with her own daughter. 

The case even brought in an exorcist, despite I’m saying that he did not find any signs of demonic activity at home. A court protection order was issued in favour of the victims, with all names banned from publication by court order. 

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A first of its kind – ‘Il-Kelma ta’ Eddie Fenech Adami’ soon to be published

 - Local - Jan 13 SHARE ON:

Journalist and Floriana Local Council Minority Leader, James Aaron Ellul, announced on social media that in the coming days, he will be publishing the book ‘Il-Kelma ta’ Eddie Fenech Adami’.

In a Facebook post, Ellul, explained that this book will have academic analysis of Eddie Fenech Adami’s speeches, through a number of literary terms that shaped the speech of the form President and Prime Minister of Malta.

This book is the first of its kind because it is built on study and research of the speeches together with a detailed background of historical facts. In his writing, James Aaron Ellul will go into detail of Fenech Adami’s speeches and why he used certain words.

This study was also done through the thesis that Ellul presented on this subject for his Bachelor in Maltese, tutored by the late Oliver Friggieri.

Elull announced that the book will also have a number of photos that show the events where the speeches being referred to happened. It will also include QR Codes that will link to footage of the actual speech taking place.

The book 𝐈𝐋-𝐊𝐄𝐋𝐌𝐀 𝐓𝐀’ 𝐄𝐃𝐃𝐈𝐄 𝐅𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐇 𝐀𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐈 will be published by Klabb Kotba Maltin with details about the publication given in the coming weeks.

 

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Apple might soon add touchscreen function to Macbooks

 - News - Jan 13 SHARE ON:

Tech giants ‘Apple’ are reportedly working on adding a touchscreen function to its Macbooks, a design feature that many ‘apple’  users have desired for a long time.

The prominent tech company’s most recent Macbook has a touchscreen bar above its keyboard, but not the full touchscreen function that many users want.⁠

It’s said that Apple engineers are well on their way to making this much-needed feature a reality.

Since this type technology isn’t new, this update has been long overdue, with many competitors already incorporating this feature into their notebooks. Apple are now looking to change that.

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First female commander for Disciplined Forces Academy

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Karen Galea has been appointed as Commander for the Academy of Disciplined Forces, becoming the first woman to occupy this high position.

The new commander is a graduate of the University of Malta with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, and has a long experience in public service. In fact, for 22 years, Karen Galea served in various roles of the Police Force, with her last post being that of Director of Administration and Finance.

While wishing her every success in her new post, Minister Byron Camilleri thanked the outgoing Commander, Joseph Cachia, for the valuable service given to our country.

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