9 August 2022

First of two men accused of murdering Glenn Walewicz pleads not guilty

| Albert McKnight
Glenn Walewicz

Glenn Walewicz, 48, was shot on the doorstep of his Phillip townhouse in June 2021. Photo: ACT Policing.

One of two men accused of murdering Glenn Walewicz, and the first to be arrested over the charge, has entered a plea of not guilty.

The 48-year-old was shot on the doorstep of his Mansfield Place townhouse in Phillip on 10 June 2021, shortly after one or more people knocked on his door.

Six people were handed various charges over his death, but the case against a 13-year-old boy was ultimately dropped last month meaning five defendants remain before the courts.

An 18-year-old man, who was 17 at the time of Mr Walewicz’s death so cannot be named, appeared in the ACT Children’s Court on Monday (9 August) where he entered a not guilty plea to his murder charge.

His case was adjourned to 4 October.

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Gary Taylor, a 24-year-old from Baradine in northern NSW, is the second man charged with murder, as well as attempting to burglarise Mr Walewicz’s home.

He will return to court on Wednesday (10 August).

Nineteen-year-old Dunlop man Reatile Ncube was the first to be arrested and has been charged with being an accessory (after the fact) to murder.

The oldest person charged in relation to Mr Walewicz’s death is 38-year-old Nicole Williams from Holt, who was charged with assisting the 18-year-old and others to avoid arrest, as well as conspiracy to commit an aggravated burglary.

She and Mr Ncube return to court on 19 September.

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The final person to be arrested was 19-year-old Jayden Douglas Williams from Glen Innes, NSW. He was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and being accessory after the fact to murder.

He is due back in court on 22 August.

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