Mother of a Monster
Glen Race, 29, is serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Darcy Manor on May 10, 2007, in Mooers, New York. Three years after he was convicted, he is being charged again for murdering Michael Knott and Trevor Brewster, two men from Race's hometown in Nova Scotia, around the same time he murdered Manor. Race's mother told the Canadian Press on Wednesday that her son was a happy university student until 2001, when he began behaving oddly during his second year. He lost weight, spent a week in the woods on his own, and withdrew from his family and friends. He was diagnosed almost immediately with schizophrenia, but would occasionally fail to take his medicine, and the bizarre behavior would return. Race's mother warned police and doctors about a particularly erratic behavioral episode in the week before he went on his murdering spree, but neither responded to her distress signals. His mother said: "He had become so psychotic that his monster overpowered him. He wasn't able to fight anymore. I believe more should have been done to contain him. The biggest fear I ever had was losing my son. And I did lose him, through his mental illness and through the crimes."