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Roderick Cassar To Be The First-Ever Person Charged With Femicide

The Police are pressing charges on the lead suspect of the tragic shooting of Bernice Cassar earlier this week.

 

Roderick Cassar, 42, is  anticipated to be the first person ever to be charged with femicide, which is considered to be an aggraveted form of homicide.

 

Bernice Cassar murder: Husband arrested after police storm apartment in  Qrendi - The Malta Independent

 

This new concept comes as a result of changes made under local criminal legislation earlier this year in response to the brutal murder of Paulina Dembska in Sliema on New Year’s Day.

 

 

Judges are urged to impose tougher punishments under the new rule for murders done with femicidal intention.

Bernice Cassar, 40, was shot dead by her husband on Tuesday morning at around 8am near MCAST, Paola.

 

Bernice Cassar, mother of two, killed in Kordin shooting

 

 

 

Although a medical team was sent on site, the woman was certified dead on the spot.