By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the awful and extraordinary real tale of the double lifetime of Russell Williams, who used to be 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 might be targeted. A adorned air strength colonel, Williams was once, for years, residing a double existence as a sado-sexual domestic invader, burglar, pedophile, and, finally, assassin. A version officer and elite pilot, he was once depended on with flying overseas dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most vital army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence incorporated breaking into eighty two houses of women and ladies; thefts of enormous quantities of underwear (which he dressed in); extraordinary 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 used to be it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they came upon 1000s of pairs of women's undies, meticulously equipped and catalogued. during this ebook, 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 bargains fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology.
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The chatter was laced with rebukes for the police. Why hadn’t they put out the full story? And why hadn’t they issued an alert after the first home invasion, on September 17? Why did they wait for the guy to strike again? It was an issue that would become a sore point in Tweed, although there was a certain logic to the information gaps. Police investigating serious crimes routinely withhold details that can only be known by the perpetrator, such as the caliber of a gun or the quantity of cash stolen in a robbery.
And this was not the worst of it. Not by far. These were just the pictures of himself and his lingerie keepsakes, and the least offensive of them were released to the public as court exhibits, chiefly pictures showing Williams modeling some of the 1,400-plus items he admitted stealing. Not screened in court, because they were deemed too disturbing, were the long, grotesquely choreographed videos of the bondage, rape and deaths of the two women he had killed, spectacles of numbing violence and cruelty in which he was scriptwriter, director and star.
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A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer by Timothy Appleby