Glen Race was sentenced to life without parole Thursday for killing New York State resident Darcy Manor in 2007.
The 27-year-old Dartmouth man didn’t react when a Clinton County, N.Y., judge announced his fate before a packed courtroom.
After a September bench trial, Race was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny in connection with Manor’s death.
Manor, a 35-year-old married father of two, was shot in the back as he worked at a private Mooers camp where Race was hiding out as he fled from allegedly killing two Nova Scotian men. He’s still charged with killing Trevor Charles Brewster, 45, of Cole Harbour, and Michael Paul Knott, 44, of Timberlea, in May 2007.
Race was taken into custody near the Mexican border a few days after the New York murder.
Manor’s family and district attorney Andrew Wylie pushed for the harshest sentence possible, saying Race’s crimes were too brutal and calculated to grant leniency.
Despite being found guilty of all charges, Race could still see a Canadian courtroom. But it would likely be months or years down the road. His local lawyer Joel Pink said it would probably be years before Washington agreed to extradite Race to Canada.
Pink said Race would first have to exhaust the appeal process in the United States. If he is eventually tried here, Pink will argue he is not criminally responsible.
“What you’re trying to do is bring closure to the cases back here. We’re all ready to go if and when he does get back here,” said Pink.