By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the bad and incredible precise tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who used to be instantly a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial legal and murderer.
In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may be specified. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams was once, for years, dwelling a double lifestyles as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he was once depended on with flying overseas dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence integrated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and ladies; thefts of monstrous quantities of undies (which he dressed in); extraordinary sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and finally, rape-murders. while police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared together with his spouse, a revered specialist in her personal correct who used to be it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they came across thousands of pairs of women's undies, meticulously geared up and catalogued. during this booklet, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, person who deals fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.
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What happened to those items remains a mystery. Jones wonders if Williams could have taken the items with the idea of using them to frame him for a crime, but he concedes he may never know. As for what he went through with the OPP, Jones takes a charitable view. “Half of those guys are friends of ours, we’ve played hockey together—my niece and my nephew are both OPP officers. So all this wasn’t their fault. ” Tweed settled down a bit in the next few weeks, but the tension lingered. Residents pitched in to knit a giant scarf in support of Canada’s athletes at the Vancouver Olympics, as the We Believe campaign sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce took hold.
When this all came down, it was a real shocker, because we had no idea he lived up on Cosy Cove,” says a longtime employee. “No idea at all. We’d never heard of the guy until this. ” So if Williams was anxious to avoid the people of Tweed, why would he get his hair cut in the relatively exposed environment of Reg Coté’s small barbershop? There seem to have been two compelling reasons, one being intelligence gathering. “He would come in here, and he’s far from being a stupid man, so he would get information here,” Coté said later.
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A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer by Timothy Appleby