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Murdered Montreal Men Chosen for Being 'Easy Prey'
 

THE Crown Attorney in the case against Michael Wayne McGray told a Montreal courtroom today that McGray killed two gay men in 1991 "because they were easy prey."

The comments, reported by the CP, were made as McGray pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder.

McGray, 34, already convicted of  murder, waived his preliminary hearing which had been set for today, dismissed his lawyer, and told the court "I'm already doing 25 so it doesn't change nothing."

He's claimed to have killed 16 people, and reportedly showed no emotion as Crown prosecutor Jean Lecours detailed to the court the fatal stabbings of Robert Assaly, 59, and Gaetan Ethier, 45, on successive days in 1991.

Mr. Lecours said that McGray picked up the men in a Montreal gay bar but didn't have sex with them upon arriving at their homes.  "He got a thrill out of the crimes," added Mr. Lecours to the press outside the courtroom later.

McGray is currently housed in a New Brunswick prison.  He acknowledged the judge's comment that he has "a long criminal record with a lot of violence in it."