Andrew Nolch, the man accused of defacing the public memorial for Eurydice Dixon just hours before a planned mass public vigil, has snuck out of court today after successfully avoiding fronting a magistrate on several charges relating to the incident.
Nolch was scheduled to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court today to have charges of criminal damage, offensive behaviour, and making offensive graffiti heard.
However, Nolch reportedly secured an administrative adjournment on the case from a court registrar, meaning he was able to walk out without stepping foot in any court room. Administrative adjournments are usually granted to people who request or need more time to prepare a legal defence or consult legal counsel.
Following his arrest and charge on July 17th, Nolch – an attempted comedian whose never-was career failed dismally – seemingly admitted being responsible for defacing the memorial in a series of increasingly unhinged social media posts.
The memorial site was defaced in the early hours of June 18th with a large and crude drawing of a dick and balls, spray-painted onto the grass a short distance from the site of the memorial in Carlton’s Princes Park. A month later police executed a search warrant of Nolch’s Bulleen’s property and subsequently arrested and charged the 31-year-old.
Eurydice Dixon was raped and murdered while walking home after performing a gig on June 12. 19-year-old Broadmeadows man Jaymes Todd was arrested and charged after handing himself in two days later. The crime sent shockwaves through the inner-Melbourne and broader Australia communities.
Nolch snuck out of court after securing the adjournment.Source: Herald Sun
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