27 October 2006

Arrest made in relation to the murder of Nannette Porritt

| Big Al
Join the conversation

A 22-year-old Canberra man has been arrested for the murder of 50-year-old Nannette Porritt.

Ms Porritt was found dead in her house on December 21 last year.

The ABC is reporting that an arrest has been made. ACT Police have indicated that the man will brought before the ACT Magistrates Court later this morning.

As I recall, at one time her son was considered a ‘person of interest’ to investigators.

Join the conversation

All Comments
  • All Comments
  • Website Comments

Well Ari, as others say throughout
RiotACT; he was not the sort to do this.

Apologies to Absent Diane of the Imminent Present.

Absent Diane6:42 pm 03 Nov 06

this website is only big enough for one weirdo called referred to as AD. not that i care or anything.

I blame the Police: it’s all their fault.

They are also to blame for global warming, lost socks in the washing machine, acne, the slaughter of whales, and the price of petrol.

Yep, that’s certainly a rock-solid story – guaranteed to get him off.

Internet chat room predator victim?

Apparently he whined about his parents and made ‘kill them’ comments in an internet chat room. God knows what crank tuned in on this and traveled here to use him as the fall guy.

so we should give them a pat on the bum and send them on their way?

most murders are committed due to a person snapping. often the person has no history of violence. think of all the wives who have used kitchen knives to kill husbands.

and when these people leave prison they rarely committ crimes again.

“…minor bicycle misdemenour” – you mean he was riding a recumbent!

Bail refused: now isn’t that a surprise – NOT!

Glen’s appeared in court. Bail refused.

i obviously didn’t read existing comments before i posted. oh well.

Rrrrrrrrrrrrr….Miss Scarlett

one will notice, if one checked the scheduled hearings at the magistrate court today, that one Porritt, G is scheduled.

I always suspected the Rev to be handy with a tool!

How old is Gareth Higgins?

Rev Green, Spanner, Hallway.

Miss Scarlet with the Rope in the Drawing Room

It wasn’t that they arrested him as much as the arrest implies that he may have committed the gruesome crime – That is what I think is unfortunate (or in other words – completly f*cked)

I have a different opinion FC in that I find the murder more “unfortunate” than the arrest. Let us not forget that this was no little accident and involved 57 stab wounds.


I think the Butler did it with the candlestick in the kitchen!

excuse all the “AD” posts before. pressed enter a few times by accident…

AD- that is exactly why I thought it was unfortunate. He was nice guy, and it would be a lot easier for me to process if it was some raving madman who had committed the crime.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present10:05 am 27 Oct 06

2. FC what is unfortunate about his arrest?

it is unfortunate because it appears that he may have committed the crime and from what I have heard he was a fairly nice, quiet, placid kid.. which indicates that he must be fairly troubled as well. just a sad situation all round.

. There is a difference between the police declining to call somebody a suspect and saying it.

2. FC what is unfortunate about his arrest?

PORRITT,G(case#)CC06/06409 09:30 MENTION Court Room 1
CC06/09571 09:30 MENTION Court Room 1
From the MC Daily List

good point, it’s definatly true. I knew him from H/S too.
Canberra is so small…

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present9:41 am 27 Oct 06

thats fine – thanks though… curious because my younger brother is friends with glen from HS and i wouldn’t want to pass on any false information (asssuming he doesn;t know already).

sorry, I don’t want to to say. But it was from a very reliable source. He was arrested yesterday afternoon.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present9:26 am 27 Oct 06

where did you hear that?

it is him that they arrested unfortunatly.

I guess all will be revealed later this morning when the chap is brought before the magistrate

Well, they’ve definately arrested a 22 year old male. And Glen is 22 and male. On the other hand, so are rather a lot of other people.

Is it usual for the cops not to release the name of people they’ve arrested? ’cause it does tend to get us readers putting on our amateur sleuthing hat.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present8:51 am 27 Oct 06

well they haven’t said if it is glen that has been arrested.

The police are saying that he isn’t a suspect and then they arrest him?! doesn’t make sense to me.
Maybe they just thought they would keep him in custody until its all over in case there is a risk of him leaving canberra.

Absent Diane of the Imminent Present8:26 am 27 Oct 06
Absent Diane of the Imminent Present8:23 am 27 Oct 06

Glen isn’t a suspect.

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.