CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) – A twice-fired nursing supervisor drew a life sentence Tuesday without the possibility of parole for shooting a couple to death during a Valentine’s Day rampage that left four people dead in western New York.
Investigators say Frank Garcia was enraged at two co-workers who accused him of sexual harassment and got him fired from successive jobs.
Garcia declined to address the court and showed no emotion as he got the maximum penalty for first-degree murder plus two consecutive 25-year sentences for holding his victims’ two teenage children hostage.
Garcia, 35, was convicted last month in the execution-style slayings of Kimberly and Christopher Glatz at their home in Canandaigua on Feb. 14. After being held captive for three hours, the couple was ordered to lie down and shot from behind while their children cowered upstairs.
Garcia will be tried in November for a pre-dawn attack eight hours earlier and 50 miles away in Brockport. A nurse, Mary Silliman, was slain along with Randall Norman, 41, a motorist who intervened when he saw her being roughed up in the parking lot outside Lakeside Memorial Hospital.
Police recovered his DNA from gum and cigarette butts he discarded at the Glatzes’ house.
The couple’s 15-year-old daughter, Haley, said she heard Garcia from an upstairs bedroom demanding $25,000 from her parents. Kimberly Glatz was awarded $25,000 in compensation after alleging in a complaint that Garcia sexually assaulted and harassed her.
Garcia was arrested at a restaurant in Rochester that afternoon after negotiating a surrender by cell phone.