Friday, October 19, 2012, 15:35
A 21-year-old man from Msida has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to harassing his cousin, threatening to use violence against her, insulting her and carrying an unlicensed firearm and an unlicensed knife.
The court heard that the man's former partner, with whom he has a child, was now cohabiting with his lesbian cousin.
The court heard that the man had been following his former partner and last Wednesday threatened to kill his cousin during an argument.
During this argument, he allegedly bent down to pick up something and a knife fell from his pocket.
Police Inspector Jason Sultana said that during the same argument, the man also threatened to shoot his cousin. The cousin, together with his former partner, filed a police report and, on investigating, the police found a gun and nine cartridges in the man's car.