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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