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Canadian Airbase Commander Charged with Murder

Old 9th Feb 2010, 22:46
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His mild-mannered predecessor. The other guy retired I believe.
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 06:43
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If you were on CXX Sqn at ISK about 5 years ago, you will also know the current Boss of 429 (Transport) Sqn at Trenton which flys C-17s.

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Old 10th Feb 2010, 15:12
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Here's an update. A very strange case indeed!

The case against the colonel: 'Lingerie break-ins' and a 'treasure trove' of photo evidence - The Globe and Mail
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 16:03
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There's now a lot of talk about re-opening cold cases which took place wherever Williams was posted.

Including the poor RMC cadet whose body showed up in Lake Ontario a few years ago.
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 23:34
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Next time you get a bollocking from the Boss for not wearing your head gear.......think yourself lucky !
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Old 11th Feb 2010, 00:17
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From Rotornut's link:
Colonel Russell Williams has given police a lengthy and wide-ranging statement about four dozen so-called "lingerie break-ins," two home invasions that turned into bizarre sexual assaults last September, and the murders of two young women, one a military steward with whom he may have flown.

Several sources have also told The Globe and Mail that the 46-year-old commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton took detectives to the body of Jessica Lloyd, a 27-year-old who suddenly disappeared on Jan. 29 after texting a friend she had safely arrived home.

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According to those close to the investigation, Col. Williams' statement was delivered in a crisp, almost business-like fashion, less out of contrition, it appeared, than out of a sense of duty ingrained during a 22-year military career.
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Old 11th Feb 2010, 21:36
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As a side note, this guy has cast a very long, dark shadow over the Canadian Forces today. Sad, truly sad
Unfortunately some members of society are unable to differentiate between the individual and the institution. Rumor has it that a uniformed member of the CF was spat on near Trenton the other day!!
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 19:50
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To reiterate my post of 8 months ago "Wow..."

Erm....

Kinda puts the madnesses of SDSR in the shade somewhat
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Old 20th Oct 2010, 21:14
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I was with a group of RCAF and RAF veterans near Shearwater not long ago and they were chatting about this case, clearly shocked. And some of them had seen more than him, for example, several had several WW2 tours, including one with over 60 trips under his belt and the associated sights and experiences to boot.
Human nature is fascinating as it is at times terrifying. At least some of them managed to crack a joke though not flippantly so. It's a pity some see one case as a template to view all the forces, past, present and future.

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Old 20th Oct 2010, 21:29
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I doubt its got anything to do with what he's "seen" and everything to do with him being a fruit loop.
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 16:15
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Two life sentences for sex killer Williams's 'despicable crimes'

Before delivering the sentence, Judge Scott told Col. Williams that his brutal, senseless crimes mean he will be forever notorious.
“He may best be described as Canada's bright shining lie,” he said.
The judge said there are few mitigating circumstances except for Col. Williams's guilty pleas, which spared the families the grief of a trial. He said he believes the colonel's apology to be sincere but that he remains "an emotionless serial killer."
The former base commander and rising military star was formally convicted earlier this week of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of sexual assault and forcible confinement and 82 fetish burglaries in which he stole women’s underwear and other intimate items.
Crown attorney Lee Burgess spoke Thursday of the enormous trauma inflicted on Belleville and the surrounding area by “this despicable man,” calling him “one of the worst offenders in Canadian history.”
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 17:08
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Maybe he will enjoy his retirement?
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 17:13
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I just feel very sorry for all concerned, including the offender. Mental illness is a cruel disease.
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 17:15
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His knicker drawer is a helluva lot tidier than mine, I must say.... Pity they weren't his.
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 17:25
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His knicker drawer is a helluva lot tidier than mine,
Did you really mean that?

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If it be mental illness then he should not have been found guilty of murder. However I always consider anyone who commits murder to be mad, so you have a point.
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 19:04
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Not really! He had 82 fetish burglaries to his name....I have none!

I am, however, a bit bemused by this story. Is it extra-salacious because he's 'one of us ' so to speak, or is he just another mentally ill individual who just happens to be a Gp Capt?
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 20:44
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Sam, one of us I think. As a mere gp capt that is nothing. OK, the MRAF was caught with his trousers down and only figuaratively in someone eles knickers. Or the AVM who appeared to have a zipper problem in the toilets in Shepherd's Bush.

For the media the issue is that he flew the Queen.

And for the Canadians, shear shock and horror.
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 21:51
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NEWS FLASH: the Con-Air flight carrying Col Williams (ret) and several female RCMPs has been forced down by bad weather. The prisoner was reportedly quite happy about getting stuck in Alberta...

I'll get my coat.
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 01:48
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Trenton is the base where those killed in Afghanistan are relayed before embarking upon the "Highway of Heroes."
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What a besmirch upon the morale of those Canadians who have served/are serving. Some gave the ultimate sacrifice to bring order in a country where women are habitually exploited and often murdered.
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 03:08
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We all agree that Canada ought to have the death penalty available for egregious murderers such as Williams, don't we?
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