Maryborough Correctional Centre.
Maryborough Correctional Centre. Valerie Horton

Bundy inmate allegedly murdered

IT IS believed a Bundaberg man was only two days away from being released from jail before he was allegedly murdered at the Maryborough Correctional Centre this week.

Leonard Raymond Gordon, 22, was serving time for an unknown crime when he was allegedly beaten to death in the jail's exercise yard just before 3pm on Tuesday.

Gordon, a former George St, west Bundaberg resident, was sentenced to a 10-month intensive corrections order in Bundaberg Magistrates Court on July 5 last year for setting fire to the Godfrey's vacuum shop, causing almost $30,000 of damage, on April 24, but it is unclear why he was in prison at the time of his death.

During the sentence for the fire, Gordon's lawyer told the court his client suffered from depression and had been treated at the mental health unit just three days before the fire.

The court heard Gordon had not taken his medication on the day of the fire.

Prisoner Gregory George Glebow, 37, has been charged with Gordon's murder and made a brief appearance in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, flanked by three uniformed officers and two plain-clothes detectives.

He was led into the court shackled at the wrists and ankles and all five officers surrounded the wooden dock once he was placed inside.

Another uniformed officer in a flak jacket was stationed outside the courthouse during the proceedings, at about 4.30pm.

Magistrate John Smith asked Glebow if he had made arrangements for legal representation and he said he had not.

He then asked if the prisoner had any objections to the case being adjourned for eight weeks.

"Will that be here?" Glebow asked the magistrate, and requested the matter be transferred to Brisbane.

"It is not proper at this stage to transfer it to another jurisdiction," Mr Smith said.

The magistrate remanded Glebow in custody and adjourned the case to December 17 so a brief of evidence could be prepared, and to allow the prisoner time to find a lawyer.

Police have remained tight-lipped about the incident at the prison, except to deny claims there was a riot.

Detectives from Brisbane's Corrective Services Investigation Unit are leading the investigation.

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