The sicko Canadian Air Force commander who ruthlessly raped and murdered two women, and sexually assaulted several others, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday.
Col. Russell Williams, a once-respected military leader and commanding officer of one of Canada’s key bases, pled guilty to 88 separate charges involving his twisted sexual exploits, including two charges of first-degree murder.
“David Russell Williams is simply one of the worst offenders in Canadian history,” said prosecutor Lee Burgess during his closing statement, which was applauded by people who attended the trial.
The 47-year-old admitted to breaking into the homes of dozens of women, including young girls, stealing lingerie, and in many cases sexually assaulting or raping them. His disturbing crimes took place over the course of several years.
In two cases, he broke into the homes of young girls, such as a pair of 11-year-old twins and a 12-year-old girl. In the latter case, according to CBC News, he left her a chilling message on her computer after stealing her underwear: “Merci.”
In many of these incidents, Williams would capture graphic photographs of his crimes and his behavior.
Williams meticulously organized his treasure trove of panties and bras in an elaborate filing system. He also photographed himself wearing the underwear. When he collected too many items, he would burn some to make more room.