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Race guilty on five charges in connection to Mooers man's death

PLATTSBURGH A Canadian man has been convicted in the May 2007 death of a Mooers man. Glen D. Race was found guilty Sept. 26 of first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Darcy Manor of Mooers. Race was additionally convicted of first-degree burglary and three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. Race, 27, of Windsor, Nova Scotia, was arrested May 15, 2007, by the United States Border Patrol in Los Indios, Texas, after he allegedly assaulted Ramon Vargas, a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Manors Ford F-250 pickup truck was located and secured in the Baytown, Texas, area by the Harris County Sheriffs Department in Houston. Race was extradited back to New York June 7, 2007, for prosecution. He was charged under two indictments with burglarizing the Churubusco Lodge located at 811 Drown Road in Mooers and killing Manor by intentionally shooting him in the back and stealing his credit card and truck May 10, 2007. Manors body was located at the Churubusco Lodge property in the early morning hours of May 11, 2007, after an extensive search by family members and friends. At the time Race was taken into custody in Texas, he was in possession of the .44 magnum Rugar rifle, owned by Churubusco Lodge owner Martin Lavin and Manors credit card. Trial testimony confirmed the rifle was the murder weapon. The defendant was also in possession of a drivers license belonging to Trevor Brewster of Nova Scotia. The defendant is alleged to have killed Paul Knott, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Brewster during the week preceding the Manor homicide. After each respective homicide, it is alleged the defendant stole each victims automobile. The defendant initially raised the Criminal Procedure Law 250.10 psychiatric defense and obtained two forensic experts to examine the defendant, Jonathan Weker out of Middlebury, Vt., and Stephen Hucker of Toronto, Canada. Each expert issued reports the defendant suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and therefore could not be held criminally responsible for his conduct as charged in Clinton County indictments. On Sept. 24, at the commencement of the defense case, the defense called a local Mooers woman to the stand and did not proceed with the psychiatric defense. The three-week trial was presided over by acting county court Justice Kevin K. Ryan. The people presented 40 witnesses and more than 200 items of evidence. The defendant faces a minimum sentencing range of 20 years to life and a maximum sentence of life without parole. The people will be requesting the court to sentence the defendant to life without parole. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. The case was investigated by the New York State Police Troop B Violent Crimes Investigation Team; the Forensic Investigation Unit; troop B investigators and troopers; as well as receiving assistance from the U.S. border patrol in Houston, Texas; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Halifax Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. Dr. Angela Hegarty of Central Islip was the peoples forensic psychiatric expert and district attorney Andrew Wylie prosecuted the case.

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