Di-ve reports another case from Malta’s criminal courts. We do not normally deal with this kind of story but two elements attracted our critical eye:
1. The name. JOSWIL. This should teach parents. Be careful what to call your offspring. You never know when they will get their few moments of fame… and to get caught with a name like that.
2. Then there was the guy who met Joswil outside the restaurant. The witness told the court that when he met Joswil outside he was “full of anger”. Dear dear. So what does our witness decide to do? “He tried to calm him down by offering him a coffee but he then left.” As usual di-ve regales us with a profligacy of “he”s to the point where we do not know if “he” is Joswil or the witness. Better than that is the genius of said witness. A coffee to calm someone down? Now that’s one I had never heard before. He should have been jailed.
3. Do note how the girlfriend’s surname changes from Bickle to Bickley half way through the story. A bit fickle don’t you think?