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Court told, son admitted to killing mother

By FG - 4 February 2008 28

The ACT Supreme Court has heard a 23-year-old Canberra man admitted to police he killed his mother two years ago.It is alleged Glen Porritt stabbed his mother, Nanette Porritt, 57 times in the family’s Chapman home.

Mrs Porritt’s husband and daughter are alleged to have found her in her bedroom on December 21, 2005.

Crown Prosector William Dawe QC told the court, Glen Porritt admitted to police in March 2007 that he killed his mother.

The court heard he then took police to Lake Burley Griffin and showed them where he had buried his mother’s watch.

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28 Responses to
Court told, son admitted to killing mother
neanderthalsis 9:40 am 05 Feb 08

Oh dear, stabbing his mother 57 times. What would Freud have to say about that?

Absent Diane 7:42 am 05 Feb 08

): !tnereffid s’tnof eht, oN.

freddie281 11:10 pm 04 Feb 08

No, el numbre es otra! 🙂

Davo111 10:19 pm 04 Feb 08

No, the font’s different! 🙂

sepi 8:15 pm 04 Feb 08

Really very sad for the remaining family members, whatever happened.

The mother may have been overly strict, but he had moved out. It is a pity this had to happen.

Queenie 7:21 pm 04 Feb 08

Why? I don’t represent The RiotACT or the courts… There’s no jury to be influenced by my ‘short jocular statement’ posted randomly on the internet either. 😀 But sure, mum’s the word.

Ari 7:15 pm 04 Feb 08

Hey, hey, hey … Queenie, please, this matter is sub judice.

Factual reporting is fine, but the guy’s mom seemed like a total psycho-bitch could cause trouble for the-riotact.

Queenie 7:05 pm 04 Feb 08

Hang on… Did I say 13 metres? I’m suddenly not sure if that’s right, so don’t quote me. I think it might have been something like 70 metres, actually.

Anyway, the guy’s mom seemed like a total psycho-bitch from what we heard from the committal hearing in the Magistrates Court, so I don’t wonder why the guy did the deed!

Queenie 7:02 pm 04 Feb 08

Joe: I transcribed this case today. It was actually a watch, car keys and a ring. The murder weapon was also found in Lake Burley Griffin 13 metres away.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:13 pm 04 Feb 08

No, the font’s different! 🙂

Joe Canberran 6:08 pm 04 Feb 08

duck did you mean to quote Mr Evil or are you two just on the same wave length??

Joe Canberran 6:07 pm 04 Feb 08

And i don’t know where FG got the watch bit; the ABC says jewellery. Maybe he knows more but just isn’t saying? Or maybe he just got a little creative with his paraphrasing?

Anyway I think it’s fair to say riot’s only as every as good as it’s contributers

hk0reduck 6:04 pm 04 Feb 08

No, the font’s different! 🙂

Mr Evil 5:55 pm 04 Feb 08

No, the font’s different! 🙂

Sammy 5:26 pm 04 Feb 08

So RA is just plagiarising the ABC website word for word now?

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