A statement issued by the family of the late Pelin Kaya, who was unfortunately killed in Gżira after Jeremie Camilleri ran her over with his car, reveals that her body was repatriated from Malta yesterday.
‘Pelin left Malta dead, but our belief that justice will be done, remains alive’ the statement reads. ‘We will fight in Pelin’s name so who interrupted her wonderful life will get what he deserves and can no longer harm anyone else.’
The statement revealed how her mother and father are awaiting Kaya’s arrival s they were too devastated to travel to Malta.
The family went on to thank the Maltese authorities for their full cooperation so that the body could be transported back to Turkey, where she will be buried, only a few days after she died.
The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade and the Government of Malta were also thanked for their commitment to cover all funeral expenses such as transportation.
The vigil held two nights ago was described as a ‘significant moment’ for the family as they expressed gratitude for the solidarity showed.
The vigil saw family members lighting up Kaya’s birthday cake, given that she was killed on her 30th birthday. The accused, Jeremie Camilleri, who was found to be drugged with cocaine and continued to assault Kaya, other pedestrians and police after the incident, has so far plead not guilty to the murder.
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