Glen Race case back in Nova Scotia court
HALIFAX - The case of a Nova Scotia man charged with killing two men in 2007 returns to court today.
The lawyer for Glen Race said on Friday that his client will plead guilty to first-and second-degree murder in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Joel Pink says he will also make an application after the plea to adjourn the matter to Nov. 4 so that he can try to prove that his client is not criminally responsible.
He will ask that a conviction not be entered so the court can hear evidence on the argument of criminal responsibility.
Race is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 44-year-old Michael Knott and 45-year-old Trevor Brewster in May 2007.
Race, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was a young man, was extradited from the United States in October 2010 to face the charges.
At the time of his extradition, he was serving a life sentence for the 2007 shooting death of Darcy Manor in New York state.
During his trial for Manor's slaying, the court heard Race crossed the border into the United States following the deaths of the two Halifax-area men.
He was arrested in Brownsville, Texas, several days after Manor's slaying.