The Canberra Times has another triumph of the ACT Judiciary with one Todd Elphick already out on bail for conspiracy to shoot the latterly (but not entirely relatedly) murdered Brendan Welsh accused of burning down a house in Monash.
Police treated the blaze as suspicious, and their investigations led to the arrest of Todd Elphick, 27, later that afternoon.
He was charged with arson and with contravening a protection order.
Elphick faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, pleading not guilty, and making an application for bail.
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… at the time of the alleged arson, he was already on bail for conspiring to commit grievous bodily harm in 2010.
Those charges relate to an alleged plan to help Kai Yuen, 28, shoot Brendan Scott Welsh, also 28, in the foot in May 2010.
Mr Welsh was later ambushed and murdered by Yuen outside the Hughes shops.