The daughter of a man Glen Race is accused of slaying says she cannot forgive the killing of her father.
Paul Knott was killed in May 2007 and his body was found near a Dartmouth, N.S., walking trail. Race is charged with his murder as well as the killing of Trevor Charles Brewster in Mill Cove, N.S., a few days later.
Race, 29, is already serving a life sentence for the murder of Darcy Manor of Mooers, N.Y., on May 10, 2007. In January 2009, a U.S. court sentenced Race to 25 years to life in prison for killing Manor. Race shot Manor, 35, in the back at a secluded hunting lodge.
The three deaths sparked a North American manhunt for Race, who was arrested trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border May 15, 2007.
Race's family spoke publicly Wednesday as his Canadian trial proceeded in Nova Scotia. His parents, Mark and Donna Race, said the mental health system had failed their son, who was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2001 when he was a student at Dalhousie University.
The couple offered their condolences to the families of the men he is accused of killing.
On Thursday, Jennifer Knott said those are words she does not accept. She said she had not planned to speak publicly, but felt obligated after the Race family spoke out.
"My father was a great man. I loved him dearly and miss him every minute of every day. I want to take this opportunity to say that although the Races' words were spoken kindly and with respect, they are delayed. They do not appear to be sincere nor founded," she wrote in a statement sent to several media outlets.
"I do not believe I need to forgive, as Mrs. Race suggested. I live every day without my father, knowing that I will never see him again, he will never walk me down the aisle or sit with me at Christmas dinner and therefore that loss I have experienced is unforgivable."
She added that she just wanted the ordeal to be over. It troubled her that Race is able to meet with his family while her family is left to its grief. She said she would be attending Race's trial, but did not want to speak publicly again.
"My dad was a great man," she wrote. "He left an impression on everyone he met, and he did not deserve the fate he met that day."
Race was returned to Canada in October but is expected to be sent back to the U.S. to serve his sentence there after the Canadian court proceedings are complete. He is due back in court in April.