After the high court forwarded a judgment on granting special leave to appeal to the entire bench, the trial of a police officer, Zachary Rolfe, charged with murder would be further delayed. Who are his parents?
In November 2019, Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe was charged with the murder of Kumanjayi Walker. He has entered a not-guilty plea.
Earlier this year, the prosecution asked the top court for permission to appeal a ruling on Rolfe’s legal defenses.
Rolfe’s lawyers can claim in his defense that he shot Walker while believing “in good faith” that he was fulfilling his duties as a police officer, according to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.
Murder trial of NT police officer Zachary Rolfe delayed by Sydney COVID-19 outbreak https://t.co/Ez52hlNFem
— ABC News (@abcnews) July 22, 2021
Who Are Zachary Rolfe Parents?
Zachary Rolfe’s parents are Debbie Rolfe and Richard Rolfe.
As for Zachary’s father, Richard Rolfe is a successful Car Dealer in Canberra, his hometown.
It was a moment of pride when their son, Zachary Rolfe, joined the Police services as the family was well-respected. Everyone was proud of him.
Currently, both Debbie and Richard are struggling immensely with their son’s situation. The pair believes their son just has followed his duty.
Zachary Rolfe Trial: Details on the Cop Convicted For Arnold Walker Death In Yuendumu Shooting
Zachary Rolfe is suspected of having murdered Arnold Walker, also known as Kumanjayi Walker.
The story began when Zachary Rolfe and his associate went to Arnold Walker’s home to arrest him.
Breaking News: Zachary Rolfe, an NT Police Officer will stand trial for the fatal shooting of 19 year old Kumanjayi Walker in Yuendumu last year.
— Ash Dahlstrom (@IndigenousX) October 26, 2020
Arnold Walker, instead of cooperating, began to put up a fight with the officers. When Walker shot one of the officers with a knife, Zachary shot him with more than one bullet as a counter back.
He had not pleaded guilty to being responsible as he believes that he was still on duty when the scene happened.
As for Walker, he passed away after the wounds got intensive and serious.
Mr. Walker, a partner for Rikisha and the, loved adopted son of an extended Warlpiri kinship network now grieving a boy they cherished.
1 year tonight since Kumanjayi Walker was shot by Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe. Rest In Peace young brother. x #JusticeforWalker
— Latoya Rule 💛❤️🖤🤍 (@latoya_aroha) November 9, 2020
Walker has become a symbol in death, according to his family, who showed signs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as a child and gained a reputation as a petty thief, only some of which was deserved; who was a partner for Rikisha and the loved adopted son of an extended Warlpiri kin.
Zachary Rolfe Age: Is He Arrested?
Zachary Rolfe is currently 30 years old. Unfortunately, the exact birth date details of Zachary Rolfe have not been disclosed.
Currently, he is not arrested. However, Zachary Rolfe is kept in custody. The upcoming trial will determine his future.
BREAKING: POLICE OFFICER ZACHARY ROLFE HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO STAND TRIAL OVER THE ALLEGED MURDER OF TEENAGER KUMANJAYI WALKER AT YUENDUMU
— The NT News (@TheNTNews) October 26, 2020