Crime-Lover Admits Shooting: Sentencing Expected Soon

Canberra, Australia – The ACT Supreme Court in Australia recently heard a harrowing tale of a tragic mistaken identity case resulting in the shooting death of 48-year-old Glenn Walewicz. The court proceedings revealed that the young perpetrator, who was only 17 at the time of the fatal incident, expressed his disturbing affinity for criminal activities, stating that “I love doing crime” because it made him feel “high on life.”

Glenn Walewicz tragically lost his life in June 2021 when he was shot at his Phillip unit by a group of individuals, including the young shooter, who mistakenly targeted his home for a planned robbery. The agreed-upon facts presented in court detailed how the group had intended to carry out a home invasion to steal money and drugs but ended up at the wrong residence, leading to the fatal shooting of Mr. Walewicz.

Throughout the court proceedings, it was revealed that the shooter’s troubled past marked by trauma, instability, and exposure to family violence played a significant role in shaping his criminal behavior. Despite the presence of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD and borderline personality disorder, a psychiatrist testified that these disorders did not excuse the shooter’s actions but rather impeded his ability to make sound decisions at the time of the crime.

The court also heard a heartbreaking victim impact statement from Eileen Walewicz, the widow of Glenn Walewicz, who described the profound grief and anguish she experienced following her husband’s senseless death. Eileen shared her struggles with overwhelming sadness and a deep sense of loss, articulating the devastation and emptiness that his absence had brought into her life.

In a previous court ruling, 24-year-old Gary Taylor was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for his involvement in the crime, while charges against a 13-year-old boy were dropped. The sentencing hearing for the young shooter responsible for Glenn Walewicz’s death took place recently, with the final sentence expected to be delivered by the end of the month.

The tragic events surrounding Glenn Walewicz’s death have left a lasting impact on his loved ones, highlighting the devastating consequences of crime and violence on individuals and their families. The court proceedings shed light on the complexities of the case, underscoring the need for both justice and compassion in navigating the aftermath of such senseless tragedies.