The last time Matthew Caruana Galizia saw his mother alive, she was going to the bank.
A government minister had gotten the courts to freeze her bank accounts. She intended to fight for access to her funds.
"If someone tried to shut her up, if someone tried to stop her, she'd just fight back even harder," the son says. "That was her spirit."
Daphne Caruana Galizia was an investigative reporter, a towering, intense mother of three, digging up dirt on the most powerful figures in Malta, the European Union's smallest member state.