Vincent Muscat plead guilty to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Tuesday.
Muscat, also known as il-Koħħu, is one of three suspects in the 2017 murder of the investigative journalist. He appeared in court Tuesday and received a plea deal for his cooperation with the Maltese police. He shared vital information in the case and received 15 years in jail.
Caruana Galizia, 53, died in a car explosion outside her home Oct. 16, 2017. She was a renowned anti-corruption journalist, with stories exposing such corruption within the Maltese government. Her family believes she was killed in response to her leading work in the investigative journalism field. According to CNN, they hope Muscat’s confession will be the first step in receiving justice for her death.
The court charged Muscat with six heads of indictment, according to Independent. The charges include willful homicide of Caruana Galizia, causing an explosion which led to the death of a person and illegal possession of explosives, among others.
The two other suspects in the case, brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio plead not guilty.