Col. Russell Williams committed to stand trial on murder charges

Former CFB Trenton commander waived his right to preliminary hearing

Colonel Russell Williams, the former commander of CFB Trenton, has been committed to stand trial on murder, sex assault, and break and enter charges. Williams, who appeared in a Belleville, Ont., court today via video, waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which is held to determine whether there’s enough evidence to move forward to trial. He is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two women, sex assaults and 82 other charges related to break and enter. His next appearance is set for Oct. 7 in Ontario Superior Court.


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