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Conduct unbecoming

posted 19 Oct 2010, 15:42 by Sam Mbale
A decorated Canadian Air Force officer faces sentencing for murdering two women and scores of sex crimes. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
CANADA-COMMANDER - Colonel Russell Williams ... a decorated Canadian Air Force officer who commanded his nation's largest military base. Now a Canadian court is hearing another side to his life .... as he faces sentencing for murdering two women and scores of sex crimes.

Williams, pleaded guilty Monday to more than 80 crimes over more than two years, including murder, sexual assault and burglary in a case that has gripped public attention and has shaken Canada's military establishment.

He was arrested in February for the death of Jessica Lloyd, a woman who lived near the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, where Williams was commander.

Williams was later charged with the November 2009 murder of Corporal Marie-France Comeau, a female soldier at the base who had also worked as a flight attendant on airplanes Williams had flown.

Amongst the evidence presented were thousands of photos the 47-year-old colonel took of himself wearing underwear he had stolen from women and girls.

Also shown in court were still images investigators took when they found a collection of women's lingerie Williams carefully organized and laid out.

 Detective Inspector Chris Nicholas, saying:(

"I think today the nation is getting a good dose of reality just how evil people can be,"

The sentencing hearing is expected to continue Wednesday.

Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters