Two brothers became the last men executed in Malta when they mounted the scaffold at Corradino Prison, Paola, five miles from Valletta, on Monday, July 5th, 1943. Karmnu Zammit and his brother Guzeppi were hanged for killing a man on a country road while robbing him of £400.

There were 11 executions on the island between 1900 and 1943 – including one spy in 1942. Capital punishment for murder was abolished in Malta in 1971, and in 2000 it was also abolished for high treason and sentences passed under military law.