By Timothy Appleby
Ripped from the headlines, the bad and extraordinary actual 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 may be detailed. A embellished 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 relied on with flying foreign dignitaries together with Queen Elizabeth, in addition to commanding Canada's most vital army airbase. but his darkish and violent mystery existence integrated breaking into eighty two houses of women and ladies; thefts of large 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. whilst police raided Williams's home--a domestic he shared along with his spouse, a revered specialist in her personal correct who was once it seems that thoroughly ignorant of her husband's unconscionable double life--they discovered enormous quantities of pairs of women's lingerie, 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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Additional info for A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer
But he never did step out of line—he always behaved. He resembled a husk of a human being, a forlorn portrait in misery and disgrace, the first colonel in the history of the Canadian Armed Forces—and there have been more than 16,000 of them—to be charged with murder. Many killers have dead, lizard-like eyes, indicative of a lifelong indifference to the suffering they have wrought. But Williams’s eyes were alive, bright with torment. A couple of times during the proceedings he wept, and from three yards away his grief seemed genuine, though he was surely sniffling as much for himself as for anyone else.
October 29, 2009, was a Thursday, two days before Halloween, and it was around one-thirty in the afternoon when Larry Jones’s universe began crashing in around him. He was returning to his Cosy Cove Lane home empty-handed from a partridge hunt, dressed in his customary camouflage gear, his small dog, Wes, by his side. ” At sixty-five, Jones was a lifelong Tweed resident, a vigorous, talkative figure, and not a universally popular one. Now he was about to become a pariah, shunned by almost everyone he knew.
It was all about sex—sexual fantasy, sexual obsession and sexual control, taken to a homicidal level that most people in the courtroom could barely comprehend. The other motivations were strong but secondary: the power he wielded over his victims, and the thrill of taking ever more risks in the belief that he was smart enough to stay ahead of any pursuit. The detectives who took his detailed confessions had had to look no further than his two homes to find most of the physical evidence they sought.
A New Kind of Monster: The Secret Life and Shocking True Crimes of an Officer . . . and a Murderer by Timothy Appleby