Col. Russell Williams retains prominent defense lawyer

Williams to appear in Belleville court this morning via video-link


High-profile Ottawa defence lawyer Michael Edelson has been retained by Col. Russell Williams, the former commander of CFB Trenton charged with the murders of two women. Edelson is currently representing Raymond Lahey, a former Bishop of the Antigonish Diocese in Nova Scotia charged with possessing and importing child pornography. The well-known lawyer also successfully represented Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien in a trial last August, where he was found not guilty of political influence-peddling. Over the course of his 29-year career, Edelson has personally represented over 55 clients charged with murder. Col. Williams is scheduled to make a brief appearance in a Belleville court this morning via video link from the Quinte Detention Centre, where he has been held since his arrest last week.

National Post

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