By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the bad and outstanding precise tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who was once immediately 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 might be distinctive. A embellished air strength colonel, Williams was once, for years, residing a double existence as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, eventually, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he used to be depended on with flying foreign dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most crucial army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence integrated breaking into eighty two houses of ladies and girls; thefts of great quantities of underwear (which he dressed in); strange sexual attacks that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and at last, rape-murders. while police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared together with his spouse, a revered expert in her personal correct who used to be it appears thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they came upon enormous quantities of pairs of women's undies, meticulously geared up and catalogued. during this booklet, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a real tale which can were lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, person who bargains fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.
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And one of those experts was on hand now, in charge of interrogating Jones, to whom it was made plain he was squarely in the police sights. How did he break into the two houses? he was asked. Did he have a key? ) What was going through his mind when he was doing this? Other, more personal questions were asked: As a child, had he been molested or beaten? What were his sexual interests? Police also listed for him the charges he would be facing if he was, indeed, the masked intruder. And one particularly loaded line of inquiry remains seared into his memory.
Jones gave further directions. Williams responded, “Ah, yes,” and there the conversation ended. Initially Jones didn’t give the encounter much thought, even after a friend of his spotted Williams in the area a few weeks later, on foot, staring off into the distance and appearing lost. But when Williams was arrested, the exchange rushed back to haunt Jones. A few hours after Williams was charged, the body of his second murder victim, Jessica Lloyd, was located. It lay in the woods about a mile from Jones’s hunting camp, some forty feet in from Cary Road, half concealed among a pile of rocks.
He was never spotted in the liquor store or at taverns. He didn’t buy groceries in the big IGA Food Market. He never stopped off to grab a quick sandwich or coffee in the Gateway restaurant or the By the Way Internet café, two hubs of local activity on Victoria Street. Perhaps most striking of all, he was unknown at the Tim Hortons outlet at the Sulphide Road cutoff on the outskirts of town, which led up to his nearby home on Cosy Cove Lane. Williams was not much of a coffee drinker, usually preferring tea.
A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer by Timothy Appleby