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.
A group of USF protesters arrested on March 6, self-named the “Tampa 5,” agreed to a “misdemeanor intervention program” and had charges dropped on Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office. Alum Laura Rodriguez, students Gia Davilla, Jeanie Kida and Lauren Pineiro and former USF employee Chrisley Carpio were charged with battery, assault, […]
Fans will have to wait a bit longer than anticipated to see an on-campus stadium. USF announced that the on-campus stadium opening has been delayed from its initial projection in fall 2026 until 2027 at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. It was also announced that construction on the stadium will not begin until fall […]
USF has terminated the design-build agreement for the $340 million on-campus stadium project, according to an official statement issued by USF on Friday. The university previously reached a $14.8 million design-build agreement with Tampa-based construction company Barton Marlow on April 25. The statement issued by USF said “the university has informed Barton Marlow of its […]
For communications major Umaya Sakhi, rent is one of the most difficult things to afford as a college student. Sakhi said they have struggled with rent since their freshman year, having to balance schoolwork and a part time job to cover their living expenses. “There are times where I’m able to save up in advance […]
Sophomore environmental science major Marisabel Paredes, a non-honors student, said the change to access at the Judy Genshaft Honors College building is somewhat fair. “When I used to come here, it used to be really full. And I guess that it might be unfair for honors students who actually are coming to use the space […]
This year, students will have to add another New Year’s resolution to their list: completing the annual FAFSA form. The 2024-25 form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open for students on Dec. 31, according to the launch announcement on the Federal Student Aid (FSA) website. Related: Here’s a breakdown of […]