Col. Russell Williams to plead guilty

Accused killer and former base commander will plead guilty to all counts, says lawyer


 

Col. Russell Williams—the senior air force officer who led an elaborate double life as a serial predator—will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after agreeing to plead guilty this morning to a long list of heinous crimes that rocked the military and shocked the public.

Appearing in court for the first time since his arrest eight months ago, Williams sat silently in a bulletproof prisoners’ box as his lawyer, Michael Edelson, told a Belleville, Ont., judge that his notorious client will plead guilty to all counts he faces: two first-degree murders, two sexual assaults, and dozens of bizarre break-ins that targeted women’s lingerie.

Williams will formally enter his guilty plea during a sentencing hearing Oct. 18, Edelson said.

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