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Military burns Russell Williams’s former uniform

Clothes belonging to disgraced former colonel seized from his home

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Although it isn’t standard practice in the military, members of the Canadian Forces have torched the uniform of convicted serial killer Russell Williams. Military officials searched Williams’s Tweed cottage on Tuesday, with his permission, and collected all of his military equipment, clothing, books and manuals. A spokesperson for the Canadian Forces told the Toronto Star that all of Williams’ clothes, including boots, headdress, and shirts, were burned on the same day. The retrieving of equipment is standard procedure, but the burning is not. When asked why they treated Williams’s belongings differently, spokesperson Cmdr. Hubert Genest said, “I could speculate about what could happen to the clothing, but by disposing of it like this, we’re sure it’s not going to be used again.”

Toronto Star

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