CARLING, ON- A 2017 murder case has ended with a guilty plea.

According to a report from, Carling resident Vincent Barnes plead guilty on Monday to the second-degree murder of Nancy McGrath in 2017.

The 28 year old was sentenced yesterday, getting life in prison with no chance of parole until May 28th, 2027.

The paper had reported facts read into the court record, which indicated that McGrath had been at the Barnes home for about two weeks in the spring of 2017 and had previously stayed at the home in the summer of 2016.

On May 26th, McGrath and Barnes had been walking from the home when they began to argue about cigarettes and marijuana. The argument became violent, and Barnes used his pocket knife to kill McGrath.

The paper reported that the defence for Barnes had obtained a report showing he was having struggles with his mental health, but the Crown did not find it made him “not criminally responsible” for what he did.

Following the attack, McGrath was reported missing to the West Parry Sound OPP by a friend the next evening. Her body was found near the Barnes property on May 28th, with Barnes being taken into police custody shortly afterwards.