Bojan Cmelik found guilty of the homicide of Hugo Chetcuti by eight Jury votes in favour and one against
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On a Jury verdict of eight votes in favour and one against, Bojan Cmelik has been found guilty of the homicide of Hugo Chetcuti after the Jury produced this verdict following six hours of deliberation.
The Jury began their deliberations at about 12.15 this afternoon and announced their verdict at about 6.15pm.
Chetcuti, who was aged 52, died on 12th July in 2018 after six days earlier he had been stabbed three times with a knife outside one of his Paceville establishments.
Cmelik had spent some time employed in one of Chetcuti’s establishments but was dismissed after arguing with colleagues.
In this Jury Hearing conducted by Judge Aaron Bugeja, the Prosecution was led by lawyers Dr Kevin Valletta and Dr Maria Francesca Spiteri from the Advocate General’s Office.
Cmelik was defended by Dr Simon Micallef Stafrace while lawyers Dr Joseph Giglio and Dr Mario Spiteri appeared as parte civile representing the Chetcuti family.