11 January 2023

Alleged shooter pleads guilty to murdering Glenn Walewicz

| Albert McKnight
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The prosecution has previously alleged Glenn Walewicz’s death was a case of mistaken identity. Photo: ACT Policing.

The teenager alleged to have shot Glenn Walewicz has pleaded guilty to his murder.

He was only 17 when he went to the 48-year-old’s home on Mansfield Place, Phillip, on 10 June 2021 with a group of others. While he was there, Mr Walewicz was shot on the doorstep of his townhouse and died.

It has previously been alleged that Gary Taylor and the 17-year-old had gone out that night at the “behest” of Nicole Williams to “run through” two drug dealers, but they went to the wrong home.

It was also previously alleged that the teenager was the shooter.

While he is now over 18, he is still unable to be named due to his age at the time of the incident.

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He appeared over audio-visual link in the ACT Children’s Court on Wednesday (11 January), supported by his mother and other family members, and answered “guilty” when read a charge of murdering Mr Walewicz.

Magistrate James Lawton remanded him in custody and committed him to the ACT Supreme Court for sentencing.

His first appearance in the higher court will be in February. The particular details of the crime he pleaded guilty to have not yet been publicly released.

Taylor was the first of the five defendants before the courts to admit his guilt, pleading guilty to murder. The 24-year-old from Baradine, NSW, will be sentenced in the future.

Getaway driver Reatile Ncube pleaded guilty to accessory to murder last November. The 19-year-old is on bail while he awaits his sentencing.

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Holt woman Ms Williams, who was 38 when arrested in June 2022, has pleaded not guilty to her alleged involvement and has been committed to the Supreme Court for trial.

Jayden Douglas Williams, a 19-year-old from Glen Innes in NSW, also pleaded not guilty to his charges and has been committed for trial as well.

A murder charge against a 13-year-old boy was dropped last year.

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