Defence Minister Peter MacKay, General Walt Natynczyk – and Williams
The commander of Canada’s largest air force base has been charged with the murder of two women and the sexual assault of two others, police said.
Col Russell Williams, 46, appeared in court a day after his arrest. He was held in custody…One woman was found dead in her house in November and the other was reported missing 11 days ago.
He was charged with the first-degree murder of Jessica Lloyd, 27, a resident of Belleville, Ontario. She was reported missing on 28 January and her body was found on Monday, police said.
He was also charged with the murder of Marie Comeau, a 38-year-old corporal found dead in November at her home in Brighton, Ontario.
Authorities…linked the two murders to one suspect on the basis of similarities between the cases, and did not expect to make any more arrests, police said…
“We are certainly tracking the movements of where this man has been over the past several years and we’re continuing with our investigation,” Det Insp Nicholas said.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Lt Gen Andre Deschamps, said an interim commander would be appointed, pending the outcome of the trial.
What? Did you think they would keep him on with some sort of work-release program?
And a special Bravo! for good, old-fashioned police work. RTFA.