25 July 2022

Murder charge against 13-year-old boy dropped in Glenn Walewicz case

| Claire Fenwicke
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DPP barrister Shane Drumgold said the decision had been made to drop charges against a 13-year-old boy in relation to Glenn Walewicz’s death. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A 13-year-old boy has had charges of murder and attempted aggravated burglary dropped in the case around the death of Glenn Walewicz.

“After reviewing evidence obtained subsequent to the juvenile’s arrest, and following consultation with the Chief Crown Prosecutor, homicide detectives and family members of Mr Walewicz, I’ve determined that charges against the 13-year-old juvenile should be discontinued,” Director of Public Prosecutions barrister Shane Drumgold said outside ACT Children’s Court today (25 July).

Mr Walewicz died after being shot on the doorstep of his Phillip home on 10 June 2021.

Five people remain before the courts facing various charges, including murder (joint commission), accessory after the fact and attempted aggravated burglary.

These include Jayden Williams, who was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and accessory after the fact to murder.

The 19-year-old from Glen Innes, in northern NSW, was arrested in late June.

He represented himself when he briefly appeared in court today (25 July). His matter was adjourned to 22 August so he could apply for legal aid.

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Co-accused Gary Taylor was also mentioned in court but had his matters adjourned to 10 August.

Mr Taylor, a 24-year-old from Baradine in northern NSW, has been charged with murder and attempting to burglarise Mr Walewicz’s home.

The other murder accused is an 18-year-old man who cannot be named as he was 17 at the time of Mr Walewicz’s death.

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

Glenn Walewicz. Photo: ACT Policing.

The oldest person charged in relation to Mr Walewicz’s death is 38-year-old Nicole Williams from Holt.

She has been charged with assisting the aforementioned 18-year-old to avoid arrest and conspiracy to commit an aggravated burglary.

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