By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the awful and mind-blowing precise tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who was once right now a revered determine within the Canadian army and a ruthless sado-sexual serial legal and murderer.
In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may be specific. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams used to be, for years, dwelling a double existence as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he used to be relied on with flying overseas dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence incorporated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and girls; thefts of immense quantities of underwear (which he dressed in); weird and wonderful sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and at last, rape-murders. whilst police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared along with his spouse, a revered expert in her personal correct who was once it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they came across thousands of pairs of women's lingerie, meticulously prepared and catalogued. during this e-book, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one who deals fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.
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My daughters found out through texting on the playground, in grade twelve. It trickled down and my daughter is trying to figure out where the heck this all came from. And by the time it got to my daughter, it was saying I had been raped and brutalized, tied up and raped. ” Nor was anyone else in Tweed sure what to make of it all. Within days, news of the two home invasions was all over the village, and the victims’ identities and addresses became widely known as well. And as the details seeped out, the fear level began to soar.
Pornography on the premises, eh? went the line of questioning. What’s the significance of that? Jones told them there was none. In the course of the questioning, he also learned why the police had turned their attention on him. A few years back he’d stopped by Laurie Massicotte’s house to look at some floor-tile work she’d had done. After that she’d dropped by his house several times, unasked and never staying for long. But the acquaintanceship would end up being unfortunate for Jones. A week or two after she was assaulted, Massicotte had called police to tell them that although she was blindfolded and never saw her attacker’s face, she now believed she recognized his voice, and that it was the voice of Jones.
The intruder had entered her home through an unlocked window at the back of the house, out of sight from the road. He told her that a robbery was under way, that he had accomplices who were in the house and that his job was to control her. With Massicotte’s head still under the blanket, the man reached underneath and blindfolded her with a strip of pillowcase material he had sliced up. A second strip was used to bind her hands behind her back. What followed was more than three hours of terror. ’ ” It was the wise thing to say.