Ex-boyfriend ‘stalked Adam Marriott for weeks’ before alleged murder


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Gold Coast tradie Glen Tipler allegedly stalked his ex-partner Adam Marriott for weeks before Marriott’s alleged murder in a house fire.

Adam Marriott (pictured above), 21, died in the blaze at the Coomera townhouse of ex-partner Glen Tipler, 38, on February 9.

Queensland police later alleged Tipler deliberately lit the fire at the home.

On February 15, police charged Tipler, who is a roofer, with murder, arson and unlawful stalking.

Police have now alleged Tipler stalked Marriott through communication in the weeks leading up to the tragedy.

“It will be alleged that a carriage service was used to stalk a 21-year-old Coomera man between January 20 and February 10, 2022,” a spokesperson told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Glen Tipler remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with “significant burns”.

The 38-year-old is under guard by corrective services officers.

He has previously faced a bedside hearing at the hospital. Tipler (pictured below) will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on April 4.

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Domestic violence charities mourn Adam Marriott

Adam Marriott moved to Queensland from the NSW Central Coast around five years ago.

After his death, loved ones remembered the 21-year-old as a talented artist, conservationist and caring and kind friend.

Domestic violence charities also mourned Marriott as the alleged circumstances around his death emerged.

The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation said Adam Marriott’s death was heartbreaking and tragic.

The Foundation said anyone could be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of gender or sexuality, and support is available.

“While the matter remains under police investigation, the Foundation recognises the impact Adam’s death has on LGBTQ people and the entire community,” a spokesperson said.

“The Foundation is committed to ending domestic and family violence in our communities and provides a range of resources to raise awareness about this insidious issue.

“Domestic and family violence can affect anyone, no matter your gender or sexuality.”

If you or somebody you know needs support, contact the National Domestic Violence Service on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).

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4 Comments

  1. Brock
    25 February 2022
    Reply

    Thank you for respecting Adam, all of your articles have been factual & kind. I really appreciate it.

    • James
      31 May 2022
      Reply

      What where the results of the court case in April?

  2. James
    31 May 2022
    Reply

    How can we find out the results of his court case?

    • 31 May 2022
      Reply

      There’s been no further information released at this stage and trials often don’t occur until many months after the arrest – both sides can request adjournments for varying reasons.

      As soon as new information becomes available, we will report on it.

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