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Man charged with murder of Halifax-area gay men

Accused might never face trial in a Canadian court

Glen Race is shown in this photo after being arrested in Texas on Tuesday. Credit: US Customs and Border Control Protection handout

A Nova Scotia man has been charged in the deaths of two Halifax-area gay men, police said yesterday at a press conference.

Glen Race also stands accused in the death of another man in the United States, and because of jurisdictional hierarchy, Race may never face the Canadian court system.

Last week, the bodies of two Nova Scotia gay men, Michael Paul Knott and Trevor Brewster, were found in the Halifax area. The deaths led police to issue a public warning about local gay cruising areas.

On Tuesday, Race was arrested by US Border Patrol near the Mexico border carrying a rifle and the possessions of another man, Darcy Manor, who was found dead May 10 in upstate New York.

Race has been charged in Halifax with second degree murder in connection with Knott’s death and first degree murder in connection with Brewster’s death. He also faces two counts of robbery.

Race is in custody in Brownsville Texas. He will likely be extradited to New York where he will face charges related to Manor’s death.

With files from Matt Mills.