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Walter McHughes released after year in Canberra jail for Reid burglary, theft

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By Blake Foden
Updated November 17 2021 - 7:45pm, first published 6:30pm
Walter McHughes is released from custody on Wednesday. Picture: Blake Foden

An "inept" burglar left his DNA behind when he stole from the home of an elderly woman, who woke to find the peace she felt in her corner of Canberra "shattered".

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.