SA convicted killer in UK applies for bail in Pinetown court

African News Agency (ANA)

SA convicted killer in UK applies for bail in Pinetown court
Woman arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

A South African national, convicted of killing a 69-year-old pensioner in England where he was a taxi driver, is expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Friday, to make a formal bail application in a theft matter.

Glen Brian Galley faces two charges of theft. The case against Galley was postponed on September 16, after the court had to be closed to allow fumigation to take place.

The State is opposed to bail after it emerged that Galley has a previous conviction for murder in the United Kingdom and may in fact be out on parole.

On September 16, Galley was due to apply for bail in a case in which he allegedly stole a saddle worth about R70,000 when another charge of theft for three knee boards was presented to the court.

Prosecutor Nqobile Malinga said she had needed to verify the authenticity of an unsigned document supplied by Galley’s legal team indicating that he was no longer on parole following his release from a prison in Wales, UK, where he served 13 years for the murder of the 69-year old pensioner.

According to court papers obtained by the African News Agency (ANA), Galley was convicted in May 2002, for murdering a 69-year-old woman from whom he had borrowed £20 (R320 at 2002 exchange rates) while working for a taxi company.

The woman, whom he had transported, complained to his employers when he failed to pay back the money. As a result Galley was fired from work. Shortly afterwards 69-year-old woman was found dead, having been kicked, pummelled and stabbed.

Galley was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in February 2015.

It was not immediately known if Galley had been on parole at the time of his release. A response to questions had not been received from the British Ministry of Justice press office.

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